Zvikomborero Parafini,H-Metro Reporter
Former commercial broadcaster James Makamba whose son Zororo succumbed to the Covid-19 that has killed thousands of people across the world yesterday took to his social media page to mourn his son.
Zororo succumbed to the lethal disease at Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital last week and became the first person to die from the disease in Zimbabwe.
In the post, Makamba thanked friends and relatives who comforted their family in the difficult circumstances of social distancing and quarantine.
The post read: ‘On Monday the 23rd of March our beloved son, Zororo Rufaro Makamba succumbed to the Covid-19 virus. There is no loss more painful and enduring than that of parents losing their child. My wife, Irene and myself have experienced this pain no fewer than three times. Our two surviving children, Kushinga and Tawanda also went through the deep pain of losing three siblings.
The Makamba family expresses deep gratitude to friends and relatives who comforted us in difficult circumstances of social distance and quarantine. We thank them all for their prayers and thoughts. We were touched that many people recognised Zororo’s immense talent as a communicator. His loss is thus not confined to his family and friends.
The country and the profession lost an outstanding talent. For that we are extremely proud and grateful. Zororo, your name demands that you rest in peace. The family and all those whose lives you touched will always love you and thank you for your short but highly productive life.
#RememberingZororo #RIPZororoMakamba #Resilience
Zororo was a prominent broadcaster and a communications expert.