Elder Edward Dube was sustained a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 2013, at age 50. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Third Quorum of the Seventy in the Africa Southeast Area.
Elder Dube received a diploma in education in 1992 from Zimbabwe D.E. College and studied entrepreneurship at the University of South Africa in 2003. He has worked in many positions for the Church Educational System in Africa for over 15 years.
Elder Dube has served in several Church callings, including full-time missionary in Zimbabwe, district president, branch president, stake president, president of the Zimbabwe Harare Mission, and Area Seventy.
Edward Dube was born in Chiramanzu, Zimbabwe, on May 12, 1962. He married Naume Keresia Salizani in December 1989. They are the parents of four children. Elder and Sister Dube reside in Zimbabwe.
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Below is his debut address to the world as a witness of Jesus Christ. He is not the first Black general authority, but he is the most recently called and the only one serving at present. When I saw him on television giving his address I felt great that that someone who looked like me was speaking in a general meeting of the church.