Veteran ZBC top reporter and diplomatic correspondent Judith Makwanya died yesterday around 11pm at the West End clinic in Harare after she was diagnosed with high blood pressure last Thursday.
Makwanya’s condition worsened on Monday evening when she suffered a stroke. She was 56.
The Ministry of Information Publicity and Broadcasting confirmed Makwanya’s death “Government learns with sadness of the untimely passing on of Diplomatic Correspondent Ms Judith Makwanya. Judith served her country with distinction and was one of the journalists placed on the sanctions list which became a Roll of Honour for Patriots. May Her Soul Rest In Peace.
Responding to her death on Social Media many journalists, media organisations and media experts are saddened by a sudden death of Ms Makwanya.
Journalism Institute, the Masterclass ZW extends heartfelt condolences to the ZBC News online and the Makwanya family.
Journalist and filmmaker Hopewell Chin’ono tweeted “Sad to hear the passing of ZBC diplomatic correspondent and journalist Judith Makwanya. Whenever l met her she took my teasing in her stride and just like Reuben Barwe, she was willing to engage with respect those who were opposed to views”.
ZBC Radio station Power FM Zimbabwe said Makwanya served her country with distinction and was one of the journalist placed on the sanctions list which became a Roll of Honour for Patriots.
Prominent Publication 263Chat tweeted “We have learnt with great sadness the passing on of@ZBCNewsonline Diplomatic Correspondent@JudithMakwanya .Our heartfelt condolences to her family .May her soul rest in peace #263Chat.
A writer Fungai Machirori tweeted “I knew her personally. I agree. Once I asked to interview her for Her Zimbabwe. And she said, “but you know where l work,” l got the message .This is really sad stuff”.
Judith Makwanya was a reporter of Former President Robert Mugabe.