Television personality Zororo Makamba has died barely three days after being diagnosed with coronavirus.
Health and Child Care permanent secretary Agnes Mahomva confirmed that Makamba, a prominent journalist, died after being diagnosed with coronavirus.
“It’s a sad day for us,” Mahomva said.
Zororo is the son of businessman and television personality, James Makamba.
“I have received the news of the passing on of Zororo Makamba with great shock, extreme sadness and deep sense of loss. He is a victim of the world wide pandemic that is Covid-19,” the Minister of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa said.
She added: “I constantly and continuously worked with Zororo on his much watched and greatly appreciated State of the Nation program on Zimbabwe Television.
He was a young intelligent and dynamic man that infused talent and passion for his work with intense patriotic pride.
He always exuded that confidence in the face of daunting challenges.
He communicated with promise and hope in the economic prospects of his beloved Zimbabwe.I extend my sincere condolences to the Makamba family as well as to relatives and friends of Zororo Makamba. Zororo will be solely missed!”