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Mukeshabatware passes on

By IGIHE
On 1 July 2021 at 06:35

Dismas Mukeshabatware, a popular radio personality particularly renowned for the advertisement of new editions of ‘Imvaho Nshya’ newspaper and his role in Musekeweya (new dawn) serial radio drama has passed on.

Mukeshabatware breathed the last on Wednesday June 2021 succumbing to natural cause.

Speaking to IGIHE on Wednesday, his son Philbert Nyirimigambi revealed that his father died at King Faisal Hospital where he was getting treatment.

“My father has been feeling unwell. He went for medical attention yesterday feeling backaches. He was supposed to undergo diagnostic radiology today but died before checkup around 12:00,” he said.

Marie Hélène Mukakarangwa, the wife of Mukeshabatware also died on 30th November 2017.

Mukeshabatware was born in Nyarurguru in 1950 at the reign of King Rudahigwa.

He completed primary school in 1965 from where he continued studies at Saint André after successfully passing national exams.

As he completed the ordinary level, Mukeshabatware worked as a teacher in Nyarurguru and later joined the military in 1970.

Upon recruitment, Mukeshabatware once told IGIHE that he was taken at Ecole de Sous Officers (school of non-commissioned officers) for three months where he passed exams to write for newspapers and got scholarship to study in Belgium.

Mukeshabatware explained that he spent one year and three months in Belgium and established military printing house upon arrival. He was at the rank of Corporal at the time.

Mukeshabatware quit the military after eight years of service claiming meager payment.

In 1980, he was recruited to the former Rwanda Information Office (ORINFOR) printing section and later in 1982 joined the drama team of ORINFOR called Indamutsa where he gained popularity.

Dismas Mukeshabatware has succumbed to natural cause.

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