A SOUTH AFRICA-Based Zimbabwean veteran journalist, Emmanuel Chuma (51) died on Saturday after a long illness.
Chuma, a former Chronicle chief reporter, was a popular journalist with a knack for human interests stories.
He worked for Masvingo Provincial Star and later moved on to Umthunywa, Sunday News and Chronicle, before he moved to South Africa, where he became the managing editor of the South African publication Zim Star.
Morrison Chuma, Emmanuel’s brother, said deceased sibling left the country in 2007 for South Africa, where he worked to date.
“He was a focused hard worker and a very determined person. It is so disturbing knowing he is gone,” he said.
“He was ill for almost a year now, unfortunately he could not take it any longer.”
“We are not yet sure when he will be laid to rest, as for now we are still waiting for his wife whom we expect to arrive anytime,” Morrison said.
Morrison said mourners are gathered at 59915/2 Iminyela next to White City Stadium.
A service will be held at Kings and Queens parlour at 9am tomorrow before the burial at West Park Cemetery.
Chuma is survived by his wife and seven children.