Two Zimbabweans succumbed to coronavirus this Tuesday in the United Kingdom. The development means that Zimbabweans have died of the virus in the UK.
The latest victims are Dr Paul Matewele (57) a senior lecturer in microbiology immunology at London Metropolitan University who died at Barnet Hospital in London and Ms Thandi Matho Thobela.
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Dr Matewele’s death was confirmed by his niece Ms Mary Matewele who told The Zimbabwe Mail that they were still to get an update from the hospital on funeral arrangements. She said:
We are at a loss of words on the passing on of our family member, Dr Matewele. We are still to get information from the hospital on when we are going to bury my uncle.
The burial arrangements are reportedly being facilitated by the hospital in light of the pandemic and losing a loved one from the virus which has affected the whole world is heartbreaking.
The Zimbabwe Mail reports that two Zimbabweans living in the UK, socialite and accountant Gardner Madzongo and health worker Sikhanyisiwe Kaziboni succumbed to the virus on Thursday last week.
Ms Thobela is reported to have travelled to Zimbabwe last month for the burial of her sister and her death was confirmed by veteran journalist Ezra Tshisa Sibanda.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health on Wednesday reported that a total of three people have died of the virus so far.
More: The Zimbabwe Mail