Veteran Zimbabwean journalist dies


CONFIDENTE newspaper senior journalist Patience Nyangove died this morning after suffering from kidney failure.

She was 38.

Patience Nyangove

The Zimbabwean-born journalist died at around 04h00 this morning after being hospitalised over three weeks at a Windhoek hospital.

Nyangove, who joined Confidente in 2011, was a senior reporter with over 16 years’ working experience in the print industry.

Confirming her death this morning, Confidente founding editor Max Hamata in a statement described Nyangove as a hard working and passionate investigative journalist who covered several reporting beats with particular interest in politics and health.

“Her investigative work included several criminal enterprises, stemming from [the] GIPF multi-million dollar fraud saga, investigation into racketeering illegal abortions by several doctors and Chinese government scholarships.

“We have lost one of our own and we can only honour her legacy by building on the foundation that she left with us. Certainly journalism is poorer without her and we offer our deepest condolences to her family,” said Hamata.

— The Namibian

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