Veteran Broadcaster Patrick Nyamhunga laid to rest

By Tendai Munengwa

The late Former ZBC Head of Radio One, Patrick Nyamhunga has been laid to rest at Glen Forest Cementry.

A limited number of close relatives and friends were at Glen Forest cemetery in Harare this Monday to bid farewell to the late Veteran broadcaster, Patrick Nyamhunga who succumbed to a stroke at a local hospital last Saturday.

`”My father was an academic in the field of history; he would take his time to explain about the history of this country and families. He was a kind of a person with deep and rich thoughts, he loved us a family, very humble and quite, we will always cherish the happy times we had with him, may his soul rest in peace,” his daughter Nyasha said.

The late former Head of Radio One was also well known in the media fraternity as a mentor, ethical disciplinarian and for his role as one of those who transformed ZBC from white monopoly.

“To us the young breed of journalist who rubbed shoulders with the late Nyamhunga, we benefited a lot in terms of being groomed from a greenhorn journalist, he would always abide by the ethics of journalism, he wanted his work done on time. He was a mentor and disciplinarian – to us the ZBC family this is a great lose may his soul rest in peace,’’ said Gremmer Phiri.

The late Nyamhunga joined ZBC in 1981 and rose through the ranks to become Head of Radio one and moved to the News and Current Affairs Department where he documented several Chimurenga files during the 90s before moving to Voice of Zimbabwe radio station in Gweru.

He was later promoted to become the Head of ZTV 2 before his retirement.

Meanwhile, former ZBC Manager, Charles Kawadza who died on Saturday has been declared a liberation war hero for his selfless contribution to the liberation struggle.

Kawadza will be buried at Glen forest cemetery in Harare this Tuesday.

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