AMH mourns long-serving vendor Khumalo

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BY VANESSA GONYE

ALPHA Media Holdings (AMH) is mourning the loss of one of its newspaper vendors, Linnete Khumalo, who worked with the company for over two decades.

Khumalo, who was born on October 4, 1968, passed away on January 23 at Karanda Hospital in Mt Darwin.

AMH channel supervisor Isheunesu Chauke described Khumalo’s death as a blow, saying she was a dedicated staffer who did her work diligently.

“Khumalo was one of our vendors who was always reliable and we could count on her. She was always early for work and we will miss her motivation and her display gimmicks which made her win several awards as a brand ambassador,” Chauke said.

“Sometimes, she even went out of her way to assist in recruiting other vendors to the industry. We have lost a cornerstone. May her soul rest in peace.”

Khumalo, who joined the company in the late 1990s, played a crucial role at the launch of the NewsDay, as she opened new markets for other AMH newspaper titles.

“She played a very crucial role at the launch of the NewsDay and was good at motivating colleagues, including (using) words of prayer. She opened markets for The Standard in the whole of Kuwadzana as well as Kuwadzana Extension, Belvedere and Marimba.”

AMH is the holding company for the NewsDay, The Standard, Zimbabwe Independent, the Weekly Digest and online station HStv.

She will be buried in Bulawayo today.

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