Tuesday, 12 April 2016

VETERAN JOURNALIST COLLAPSES AND DIES

Veteran journalist and war veteran, Alexander Kanengoni has died. He was 65.
Family spokesperson, Tinashe Kanengoni, who is son to the late, said his father collapsed and died at his home due to suspected heart failure in the morning.
 
Cde Kanengoni trained as a teacher at Kutama College and taught briefly before going to join the liberation struggle in 1974.
 
After Zimbabwe’s independence in 1980, he went to the University of Zimbabwe and majored in English Literature.
 
In 1983, he joined the Ministry of Education and Culture as Project Officer responsible for the education of ex-combatants and refugees.
In 1988, he joined the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Service and worked there until 2002, when he became a farmer and a part-time newspaper editor.
 
Cde Kanengoni’s previously published works includes the novels: Vicious Circle (1983), When the Rainbird Cries (1988), Echoing Silences (1997), a collection of short stories, Effortless Tears (1993) and Writing Still (2003).
 
At the time of his death, he was the Deputy Editor at the weekly Patriot newspaper.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys and five children. Mourners are gathered at house number 5528-158 street, Warren Park D in Harare.

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