In the past month Zimbabwe lost three important media personalities who contributed immensely to the development of the newspaper sector in the country.

Farayi Munyuki
The Herald’s first black Editor, Farayi Munyuki (67), died in Gweru on Monday, 30 July morning after a long battle with diabetes. Munyuki took over as 15th Editor of The Herald, Zimbabwe’s largest newspaper, on February 22 1981, a few weeks after the controlling shareholding in Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited was transferred from the Argus Printing and Publishing Company of South Africa to the Sate-owned Mass Media Trust of Zimbabwe. For more click here.

Isaiah Mhizha
The late Kwayedza editor, Isaiah Mhizha, was on Tuesday, August 07 laid to rest at Warren Hills Cemetery amid befitting eulogies from family members, friends and workmates, who described him as an industrious individual who put his job before everything else. For more click here.

David Martin
David Martin, an accomplished writer, photographer and publisher died at his Harare home after severe respiratory complications and on Saturday, August 25, 2007. He was accorded a State-assisted funeral in recognition of his works. For more click here.

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