Thompson Dondo Death
|Died||2 January 2021|
|Cause of death||Kidney failure and diabetes|
|Burial place||Hokonya Village, Chivhu|
|Organization||Impala Car Rental|
|Known for||Founding Impala Car Rentals|
|Relatives||Sam Dondo, Alfred Dondo, Clara Dondo|
Thompson Dondo was a Zimbabwean entrepreneur and the CEO of Impala Car Rental which he founded in 2007. He was also a former chairman of the now-defunct Chitungwiza based Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League team Kiglon Football Club. Read more on his profile here
According to a statement released by his company, Impala Car Rental, Dondo succumbed to kidney failure in the early hours of 2 January 2021.
Family spokesperson, Peter Dondo confirmed that Thompson died of kidney failure and has disputed rumours that it was Covid-19.
It is sad news. I received the news about his death while I was in Gweru and the social media was awash with news that he died of Covid-19. I knew Thompson was diabetic for the past four years. He used to move around with his pills of diabetic and high blood pressure. His physician told us he had renal failure with affected his kidney. We were quite afraid about the Covid-19 and we requested for him to be tested for Covid-19 five times and the results came negative.
He said that they even acquired his death certificate and it was written kidney and diabetes as cause of death.
The entertainment fraternity mourned Dondo.
Dondo was heavily involved in the arts through his music promotions company as well his other companies like Fast Fit Matlock and Impala which sponsored prominent Arts events including the National Arts Merit Awards.On behalf of the Management and staff of the NACZ, stakeholders and the entire Arts fraternity, I would like to send our deepest condolences to the Dondo family following the passing on of one of the country’s foremost promoters of the Cultural and Creative Industries.
- BREAKING: Impala Car Hire boss Thompson Dondo succumbs to Covid-19, The Herald, Published: January 2, 2021, Retrieved: January 2, 2021
- Businessman and arts promoter Dondo buried, The Herald, Published: January 4, 2021, Retrieved: January 4, 2021