HARARE – Veteran broadcaster and charity worker Godfrey Majonga has died.
Majonga succumbed to a chest infection at his home in Eastlea, Harare, on Monday evening, his family said.
He was 62.
Majonga was permanently disabled after he was pushed from the second floor of a high-rise building in 1988.
Former President Robert Mugabe told a rally in 2017 that he had been given information that his then deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, now the president, had given Majonga the choice of sitting on a hot stove or jumping from the window in a quarrel over a woman.
Mnangagwa has denied involvement in the incident that permanently confined Majonga to a wheelchair.
Majonga, who now worked as the director of the Danhiko Project and was chairman of the Danhiko Paralympic Games, would appear to have taken his secret to his grave.
The Sports and Recreation Commission paid a tribute to Majonga, describing him as an “easy-going character who was dedicated to the development of sport and, more particularly, Paralympic sports.”
Journalist Violet Gonda said: “Many remember Majonga fondly and still marvel and envy his inimitable persona and professionalism on the flagship ZTV debate programme, The Nation. Sadly, to the clutches of death, we have lost yet another great colleague.”
Source: Zim Live