It is with regret that we announce the demise of Dr David Icishahayo, who was a Lecturer in the Crop Science Department at the University of Zimbabwe. He passed away on 20 July 2016 at St Giles Medical Rehabilitation in Harare, where he was recovering after he had suffered a stroke three weeks earlier. David joined the University of Zimbabwe as a Research Assistant in 1999, having arrived in the country from Rwanda/Burundi as a refugee. Before joining the University of Zimbabwe, he had worked as a plant breeder from 1984 to 1998 at Karama Research Station in Rwanda, mostly on bean programs. David was devoted to science and did not allow his involuntary displacement from his country to be a permanent hurdle to his career. During his time at the University of Zimbabwe, he enrolled for a PhD program and graduated in 2014. At the time of his death, David was teaching statistics/biometry courses, and he was on the supervisor committee for N2Africa graduate students in Zimbabwe. May his soul rest in peace.