Godwin Muzari, the entertainment editor of Herald Newspaper has allegedly committed suicide.
His elder brother, Bishop Israel Muzari confirmed the death on Friday night.
According to reports, Muzari, aged 40 was found dead on Friday at his Retreat, Waterfalls, residence.
Bishop Muzari said he last spoke to his younger brother on Monday.
“He told me a number of personal and confidential issues, but I did not know that it would come to this. We did not see him from Monday and neither were we aware of his whereabouts until yesterday when I decided to check on him at his home. That was when I saw him hanging in a room,” said Bishop Muzari.
He described his younger brother as a cheerful person. “He was always jovial and we will dearly miss him,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Herald’s Editor-in-chief, Hatred Zenenga has expressed shock at the sad and untimely demise of Muzari.
“It’s unbelievable that Muzari is no more. He had not been coming to work for a while and we started looking for him. He then showed up on Monday and Tuesday and then went away. We then got in touch with his sister who came for a meeting with us and we agreed he needed counselling. We immediately initiated the process, but little did we know Godwin had other ideas. What a loss. He was a brilliant writer. Our newsroom will be poorer without him,” said Zenenga.
In 2006, Muzari joined Zimpapers as an intern before he became an Entertainment Reporter until 2009 when he briefly left to join Alpha Media Holdings. Muzari returned as Entertainment Editor of The Herald in 2013, a position he held until his untimely death.
He is survived by a wife and three children.
The Herald is a popular state-owned daily newspaper published in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe.
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