Zimbabwe has just recorded its first coronavirus death. The country had two confirmed cases, and one of the confirmed cases, Zororo Makamba, died in a hospital due to coronavirus.
Zororo was just from the US (United Stated), and returned via Johannesburg, according to reports. Zimbabwe’s Health Ministry confirmed Zororo’s death on the official twitter page.
COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national state of disaster in Zim. Social already knew of the horrible news before the Health Ministry confirmed.
“I can confirm that one of the cases that tested positive for coronavirus has passed away. More details will be shared in due course,” said the Health Ministry’s secretary.
South Africa currently has 402 cases of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus.
Zororo was a journalist and his death was also confirmed by Mutumwa Mawere via twitter.
“Mr. Zororo Makamba, the son of Mr. James Makamba has passed on. MHSRIEP. I have just learned of this tragic loss of life due to the virus. A giant with so much potential has fallen. Corona is real. Let us pause and reflect. Life is too precious,” tweeted the ZIM/SA businessman.
Mr Zororo Makamba, the son of Mr James Makamba has passed on. MHSRIEP. I have just learned of this tragic loss of life due to the virus. A giant with so much potential has fallen. Corona is real. Let us pause and reflect. Life is too precious.
— Mutumwa (@mmawere) March 23, 2020
The Zimbabwean politician, Jonathan Moyo, also poured a tribute for Makamba saying this is an “unfathomable tragedy”
“Words alone cannot capture and convey the profound pain from this unfathomable tragedy. Heartfelt condolences to the Makamba family! #RIPZororoMakamba” he tweets.
— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) March 23, 2020