Sports journalist, Wellington Toni dies

By ZBC Reporter

The sports media industry has been plunged into mourning following the death of Former Sunday News Sports Editor, Wellington Toni.

Toni who had been unwell for a while died at the age 44 on admission at Harare hospital on Thursday night after his condition deteriorated.

The versatile Sports reporter worked for various media organisations including Zimpapers and Alpha media.

The Sports Journalists Association-SPOJA described Toni as a rare breed of a journalist whose passion for the development of sport in the country was unquestionable.

The Zimbabwe Football Association also sent a condolence message to Toni’s family saying they are deeply saddened to learn of the passing on of a distinguished sports journalist who left an indelible mark in sports journalism.

The Premier Soccer League also learnt with sadness of the untimely passing of the seasoned sports journalist.