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Gweru Journalist Loses Wife, Both In-laws To COVID-19 In One Day

12 August 2021

In a tragic development, three members of the same family succumbed to COVID-19 within hours of each other.

Studio 7 Gweru-based correspondent Kudzanayi Musengi lost his wife and both her parents to COVID-19 on the same day.

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According to Studio 7's Thomas Chripasi, Musengi's wife Vimbai Nhutsve Musengi and both her parents succumbed to COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Nhutsve family spokesperson Martin Nyadani told Studio 7 that the family has been devastated by the triple deaths. He said:

We lost three family members at the same time. The first to pass away was Mrs Nhutsve, followed by Vimbai and then around 7 pm, Mr Nhutsve passed away. It has now been confirmed that the three succumbed to COVID-19.

Nyadani added that Musengi's in-laws were buried in Chirumanzi this Thursday and Vimbai will be buried in Mvuma on Friday.

Vimbai was well-known for fighting for the rights of women in Gweru and was also a journalist and author.

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