Journalist Munyaka laid to rest

Journalist Munyaka laid to rest

ZBC diplomatic correspondent, Janet Munyaka, was yesterday laid to rest at Glen Forest Memorial Park in line with Covid-19 guidelines.

She succumbed to Covid-19 on Saturday at St Anne’s Hospital in Harare.

Munyaka was 48.

For years, Janet Munyaka covered burials and memorial services, but today she became part of the script as close family members and friends came to bid farewell to the veteran broadcaster who was dearly loved and will indeed be greatly missed.

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, who was among senior Government officials who attended the burial, described Munyaka as one of the country’s finest journalists who was committed to her job.

“Janet was a hard worker and did his job thoroughly and factually. She was one of the best journalists in the country and raised the ZBC flag wherever she went. She will indeed be greatly missed,” said Hon Monica Mutsvangwa.

“She loved her job very much, she was very professional and she knew exactly how to report. She was truly one of the best journalists we have ever had.”

Minister Mutsvangwa was accompanied to the burial by her husband Ambassador Christopher Mutsvangwa.

Fellow journalists who attended the burial said the media fraternity had been robbed of a fine scribe. Some described her as a loving and caring person who would not tire to assist workmates.

Munyaka missed her graduation ceremony at the University of Zimbabwe last Friday due to illness and was represented by her son.

She was supposed to have graduated with a Master of Science Degree in International Relations.

Munyaka is survived by her husband Jackson and four children.