Zororo Makamba, 30
January 17, 1990 – March 23, 2020
Zororo Makamba was a Zimbabwean journalist and the son of Irene and James Makamba. Makamba posted commentary on Zimbabwean politics and society online under the heading “State of the Nation,” and hosted current affairs programs on ZiFM Stereo and M-Net television affiliate Zambezi Magic.
Makamba had myasthenia gravis, a neuro skeletomuscular autoimmune disease, and underwent surgery to remove a chest tumour in November 2019. He was diagnosed on March 21, 2020 with COVID-19, twelve days after returning from New York City and five days after going to a doctor with a cough and fever.
At just 30-years-old, Zororo Makamba died in Harare on March 23, 2020. His death was the first in Zimbabwe due to COVID19.