Tributes pour in for veteran journo Matikinye
Family spokesperson Bellaris, who is also his daughter, said the family was at a loss following the untimely death of the veteran journalist.
“We are shocked as a family because he never complained of any illness. On the fateful day, he woke up and did the usual chores before he went out and came back around 5pm and a few hours later, that’s when he complained of dizziness.“That was when he was ferried to hospital where he died before arrival,” she said.
“Shattered to learn of your passing, your laughter Muzambiringa was infectious, you helped a lot of young men climb the journalism ladder, “Njaninjani” you had a lot of advice for me …. Go well big man, go well,” Dube said.
“We are really shocked as the media fraternity. I last saw him just before the lockdown …. As Bulawayo Media Centre, we have lost a brother, a mentor and unifier and we will surely miss his wisdom in the industry,” said Tuso.
Matikinye is survived by his wife, three sons, one daughter and seven grandchildren.
Sadly, the three sons who are all out of the country will miss his burial due to Covid-19 restrictions that require all burials to be conducted within 72 hours of death.
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