Zororo Makamba

Zororo Makamba (17 January 1990 – 23 March 2020) was a Zimbabwean journalist and the son of James Makamba.

Zororo Makamba
Born(1990-01-17)January 17, 1990
Harare, Zimbabwe
DiedMarch 23, 2020(2020-03-23) (aged 30)
Harare, Zimbabwe
Cause of deathCOVID-19

Makamba posted commentary on Zimbabwean politics and society online under the heading "State of the Nation",[1] and hosted current affairs programs on ZiFM Stereo and M-Net television affiliate Zambezi Magic.

He had myasthenia gravis, a neuroskeletomuscular autoimmune disease, and underwent surgery to remove a chest tumor in November 2019. He was diagnosed on 21 March 2020 with COVID-19, twelve days after returning from New York City and five days after going to a doctor with a cough and fever. He died in Harare two days later, the first infected death in the country.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ a b Nyoka, Shingai (28 March 2020). "Coronavirus: Zimbabwean broadcaster Zororo Makamba died 'alone and scared'". BBC News.
  2. ^ Maphanga, Canny (2020-03-23). "Journalist Zororo Makamba becomes Zimbabwe's first Covid-19 death". News24. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  3. ^ "Journalist is first person in Zimbabwe to die from Covid-19". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  4. ^ Daniels, Lou-Anne (23 March 2020). "Media personality Zororo Makamba becomes first Zimbabwe coronavirus fatality". www.iol.co.za. Retrieved 2020-03-23.