JUST IN: Zimbabwean Student In The US Dies Of COVID-19

A Zimbabwean Student At St Andrews University in the US has died of COVID-19, VOA reports. Mellisa Jackquiline reportedly died yesterday according to the family spokesperson Takudzwa Mandaza.

Takudzwa spoke to the publication and conveyed the family’s devastation on the passing on of 19-year-old Melisa. Takudzwa said:

Her dad passed on a while back and she was in Michigan with her mum and other siblings studying at St. Andrews University …She was asthmatic and she tested positive for the coronavirus and passed away yesterday in hospital

Takudzwa did not shed light on when Mellisa will be buried. Mellisa died on the same day as Zimbabwean Broadcaster Zororo Makamba who also succumbed to COVID-19.

More: VOA


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  1. Our heartbreak, prayers and condolences for the family of this young lady.

    I wanted to confirm that Andrews University (not St. Andrews University) in Michigan does not have a student enrolled at our University with this name (nor have we had a student with this name enrolled in the past). We have attempted to directly contact Mellisa’s brother, Takudzwa Mandaza, to confirm any additional details, but have not been successful.

    Again, please note that Andrews University does not have an enrolled student by this name and, further, there have been no COVID-19 deaths in Berrien County, where our university is located.

    Thank you for noting and making this correction.

    Stephen Payne, Special Assistant to the President
    University & Public Affairs
    Andrews University
    andrews.edu/go/covid19

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