Alice Chavunduka dies in South Africa


FORMER ZBC and SABC news anchor Alice Chavunduka who died in Johannesburg on Sunday, suffered an epileptic seizure in her home a week before her death.

Her younger sister Thandiwe Chavunduka Muluswela told SW Radio Africa on Monday that it’s believed her 46-year-old sister collapsed on New Year’s Eve. She was found unconscious and was rushed to hospital where she spent a week in a coma before her death over the weekend.

The highly-talented radio and television personality was involved in two serious road accidents, one of which left her suffering from epileptic fits.

Alice was the daughter of Professor Gordon Chavunduka, a well-known academic, who served as vice-chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe from 1992 to 1996 before retirement.

He was also an author of several books on traditional medicine.
Thandiwe said funeral arrangements were yet to be finalised, but Alice’s body will likely be repatriated to Harare before the end of this week.

Mourners are gathered at the family home in Mount Pleasant, Harare.


  1. Condolences to the Chavunduka family. I worked with Alice in the newsroom at ZBC many years ago. She was a wonderful person to work with. May her dear soul rest in peace. I really feel saddened by her death.

    God please nyaradazi mhuri yake mumutambire murugare rwenyu.

  2. @46yrs here? She was still young. Ko vamwe varikisvika 89 wani. I had a crush on her when she was still at ZBC and still held on to the hope maybe one day. Now it’s too late, rest in peace beautiful one!

  3. I remember her combination wth Noreen Welch.and how they got suspended without pay after they laughed uncontrollably on air after reading an article in which a woman gave birth aboard a train.then a few months ago,sh was accused of taking goods without paying in Jozi.Rest in peace with yo father

  4. What a tragic loss!
    May your dear soul rest in peace.
    I’ll always fondly remember the times back in the day when we used to listen to Sade.
    Go well, dear friend.

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