Freedom Moyo buried


ZBC current affairs manager Freedom Moyo was buried at Habane in Esigodini yesterday. Moyo died on Tuesday due to injuries he sustained after his car rammed into a stationary truck in Harare on Saturday.

More than 1 000 people from all the corners of the country converged at Esigodini to pay their last respect to the veteran journalist.

These included Mines and Mining Development minister Obert Mpofu, Deputy Minister of Public Works Andrew Langa, Matabeleland South Governor Angeline Masuku, CID coordinator for Matabeleland region Assistant Commissioner Erasmus Makodza, Assistant Commissioner (Administration) Bulawayo Province Christopher Gora, his Matabeleland North counterpart Assistant Commissioner Sithulisiwe Mokuele, and officials from the prison service and army.

Representatives of various political parties also attended the burial.

Family spokesperson Agent Moyo described the late veteran journalist as a pillar of the family.

Moyo said his younger brother was always pro-active when the family was faced with various challenges.

Zimbabwe Union of Journalists president Dumisani Sibanda described Moyo as a hero to the media fraternity.

If we had our own heroes acre as journalists, Moyo would be buried there, said Sibanda.

ZBC general manager in charge of finance and administration Retired Brigadier General Elliot Kasu described Moyo as an open person who stood by his beliefs and reported the truth about his country.

We have lost a hero, he is a hero in the true sense and reported the truth. He guided students on attachment on how to best report about their country and has left a huge void in our newsroom, he said.

Masuku called on fellow journalists from all media houses to emulate what she called Moyos professional and objective