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Former ZBC Manager, Veteran Journalist Sam Mkhithika Has Died

1 August 2021

Former ZBC manager, veteran journalist, Samuel Mkhithika has died from the COVID-19.

The state broadcaster announced the passing of Mkhithika who died at a local hospital on Friday. Said ZBC in a statement:

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Former ZBC Radio Zimbabwe Station Manager Samuel Mkhithika also known as Sam Mkhithika has died. He died in Bulawayo on Friday after having spent a week in hospital with respiratory complications his son Vusumuzi Mkhithika has said. Burial arrangements will be announced later. ZBC Radio Zimbabwe staff and listeners send their condolences to the Mkhithika family, relatives and friends.

Lala ngokuthula baba Mkhithika

Mkhithika started working as a journalist before independence and continued with the state broadcaster upon attaining independence in 1980.

He was the manager of Radio Zimbabwe before Albert Mirirayi Chekayi.

He was popular for a number of shows including Kwaziso/Ukubingelelana.

He was described by his former workmates as one of the journalists that mentored the current crop of great reporters including Sibongumusa Dhlodhlo.

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