Many Zimbabweans are living in fear of the Covid -19 which claimed 10 more lives over the weekend including ZBC’s news reporter, Janet Munyaka, pushing the overall deaths to 291 since the pandemic broke in March.
Janet Munyaka who was aged 48 died on Saturday evening at Harare’s St Anne’s Hospital where she had been admitted since last week battling with the covid 19.
Munyaka who joined the ZBC in 2000 as production assistant in the news department after studying Mass Communication at Harare Polytechnic College was survived by husband, Jackson and four children.
She rose through the ranks from production assistant to municipal correspondent , heath correspondent before being promoted to Diplomatic Correspondent that she had taken after the late Judith Makwanya.
ZBC acting Chief Executive Officer Ms Halliet Rushwaya said that, Munyaka was supposed to have graduated with a masters Degree in International Relations at the University Of Zimbabwe last Friday but missed the ceremony after being hospitalized.
”This is a great loss to us at ZBC and to the media fraternity. Janet was a veterian journalist and a friend to many in the industry. Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time, ” she said.
The Ministry of health and child care said, of the 10 deaths recorded on Saturday, nine were said to be from Harare and one from Bulawayo.
The ministry also reported that 46 new recoveries have been recorded countrywide although the national recovery went down to 81,4 percent from 85.
As of now Zimbabwe has recorded 10 617 cases, 8844 recoveries and 291 deaths.
Dr Agness Mahomva told the nation that the country is in the process to ensure that a safe and effective vaccine is rolled so as to stop the spread of the global pandemic.