Popular Zimbabwe broadcaster dies from Coronavirus


Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care has confirmed the country’s first death from coronavirus.

The patient, Zororo Makamba was a popular broadcast journalist and son of telecoms tycoon and politician, James Makamba.

Zororo was the second person to test positive for the coronavirus in Zimbabwe.

The country’s ministry of health confirmed that the 30-year-old succumbed to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after he was hospitalised over the weekend.

His death was also confirmed by the country’s Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa.

“I have received the news of the passing on of Zororo Makamba with great shock, extreme sadness and deep sense of shock. He is a victim of the worldwide pandemic that is Covid-19”

“I extend my sincere condolences to the Makamba family as well as to relatives and friends of Zororo Makamba. Zororo will be solely missed”, Mutsvangwa said.

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