Daily News assistant editor Maxwell Sibanda has died, The Herald reports. According to the publication, Sibanda died yesterday morning at a Harare hospital after a short illness.
His death was confirmed by Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) in a statement that said:
The Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) has learnt with deep sadness, the tragic news of the passing on of the Daily News Assistant editor, Maxwell Sibanda. The veteran journalist is reported to have passed on at a local hospital in Harare on the 22nd of February.
Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) president Michael Chideme described Sibanda as an inspirer and said:
In Max, we have lost a veteran journalist, a trainer, an inspirer and one of our senior editors. We continue to lose our talent, our inspirers and we are saddened by his death.
We would like to convey our deepest condolences to the Sibanda family and the Daily News family. He has left a huge gap in the entertainment sector.
Details of his burial are still sketchy. We will update this article if new details emerge.
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