Manicaland Provincial Affairs Minister Ellen Gwaradzimba has succumbed to Covid-19, deputy Minister of Youth, Sport,Arts and Recreation Tinoda Machakaire confirmed on Friday.
Impeccable sources had earlier told Zim Morning Post that Gwaradzimba had been airlifted to Harare as she battled the deadly virus that has now claimed her life.
“It is with a very sad heart that I inform you of the passing on of the Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs,” Machakaire wrote in a Facebook post on Friday morning.
“My sincerest condolences to the Gwaradzimba and the entire Manicaland province family on the untimely passing on of Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba. She succumbed to COVID-19. We have been robbed once again of a hardworking and dedicated cadre. May her soul rest in eternal peace.”
He continued: “I am praying for peace and comfort for her family and those of us who knew her. May God protect us all. Remember to #stayhome and always #maskup.”
The ministry of Health on January 15 announced that 47 people died of Covid-19 to take the total number of deaths to 636, while 1 112 tested positive.
Government has since dispatched healthcare workers to join the security services at roadblocks to screen those intending to pass through for Covid-19.’
— Zim Morning Post