Renowned entrepreneur and ZANU PF politician James Makamba has expressed his deep sorrow and sadness following the passing away of his son, Zororo, who succumbed to coronavirus on Monday last week.
Posting on social media, Makamba revealed that he and his wife Irene have now lost three of their children. He wrote:
On Monday 23 March our beloved son, Zororo Makamba succumbed to the #Covid_19 virus. There is no loss more painful and enduring than that of parents losing their child. My wife, Irene and myself have experienced this pain no fewer than three times.
Our two surviving children, Kushinga and Tawanda also went through the deep pain of losing three siblings.
The Makamba family expresses deep gratitude to friends and relatives who comforted us in difficult circumstances of social distance and quarantine.
We thank them all for their prayers and thoughts. We were touched that many people recognised Zororo’s immense talent as a communicator. His loss is thus not confined to his family and friends.
The country and the profession lost an outstanding talent.
For that, we are extremely proud and grateful. Zororo, your name demands that you rest in peace. The family and all those whose lives you touched will always love you and thank you for your short but highly productive life.
Zororo died at Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital where he had been admitted after he tested positive for COVID-19.
He was buried a day later, having become the first officially confirmed coronavirus casualty in Zimbabwe.