To many in the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe’s farming community of Chimanimani District, the tragic death in a plane crash Wednesday of Roy Bennet was the heaviest blow in a series of misfortunes that had over the years befallen the outspoken former opposition leader – the Shona-speaking ‘mzungu’ farmer who spent a significant part of his political life dare devilishly standing up to the brutal dictatorship of Robert Mugabe.