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Prominent Zimbabwe broadcaster dies of coronavirus

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Zororo [Photo: Courtesy]

Zororo Makamba, a prominent 30-year-old television journalist in Zimbabwe has died after contracting the novel coronavirus, the first person to die in the country from the virus.

Makamba was one of the two people who tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday in Zimbabwe.

According to a statement released by the health ministry, the deceased was admitted to hospital in the capital Harare after exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

It is reported that he contracted the disease while he was in New York and was at the time of his death in isolation at Wilkins hospital, Harare’s only isolation facility.

A childhood friend of the broadcaster revealed to the press that Makamba was suffering from a rare condition known as Myasthenia gravis, a chronic, neuromuscular illness, and had undergone surgery to remove a tumour from his chest last year.

According to reports, the media personality began to exhibit mild flu-like symptoms a few days later on March 12.

He then contacted his doctor a week later and he was advised to self-isolate.  On arrival at the hospital, he developed severe respiratory distress and was kept in isolation under supervision from health practitioners.

According to his brother Tawanda, who has been appointed the family spokesperson, Zororo’s condition deteriorated on arriving from his New York trip.

“His GPA phoned around and an ambulance came home to deliver the oxygen and then we got the positive results for coronavirus at about 01:30 or 02:00 the following day. They told us that now that they had confirmed that he had the virus, he had to be taken to the Wilkins Hospital for treatment,” Tawanda said.

Zimbabwe’s information minister, Monica Mutsvangwa, said she received the news of his death with extreme sadness and a deep sense of shock. She further urged the nation to take precautions against Covid-19 after Zimbabwe confirmed its first case late last week.

“As we mourn him the whole nation should take the threat of COVID 1 very seriously. Let’s all follow due medical precautions as announced by the Ministry of Health and by the World Health Organization,” Mutsvangwa said.

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Zororo was the son of James Makamba, a telecoms tycoon and Zanu-PF politician who enjoys a close relationship with the top tier of the ruling party, including Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Tributes have been pouring out for Zorozo, with Zimbabwean popular contemporary musician and lead member of the band Third Generation, Jah Prayzah taking the lead on social media.

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‘Shame on you!’ Redsan calls out newspaper for claiming he is a poor performer

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Redsan is angry guys. He got a hold of a local publication that listed him as a poor and a boring performer on stage.

I do not know why someone would try that after what we say the last time someone came at him. The phrase ‘Soja, tunavamiwa’ came after he threw blows at a producer. Read all about it below:

Woiii, soldier come and help us! Begs producer as Redsan attacks them with blows

Today, Redsan is calling out the local publication is not so kind words. The publication mentioned his name among other artistes like Bahati and Ben Cyco saying they are poor performers.

“His presence on stage over the years has been quite wanting, to say the least. His performances are marked with some rather obvious routine. On stage he will teach a few dance styles that had been witnessed in all his previous concerts and worse he has zero connection with the crowd” Wrote PD

He took to social media with a long post blasting the writer saying,

These guys at people daily newspaper😂😂😂😂😂😂 ata sijui nani ame nipa hii gazeti, SHAME ON YOU– SHAME ON YOU! I don’t know who you hire as your journalists. Clearly they are not very intelligent. And what is worse is we as performing artists have been saying this for years, it IS THESE KINDS OF FOLK WHO KEEP KILLING CAREERS AND DESTROYING TALENTS IN THIS COUNTRY all in the name of a paycheque at the end of the month

Redsan went on saying that it is just a bitter journalist who was denied a complimentary ticket in a certain event and this is their form of releasing the rage.

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“What gives you the right to print such nonsense? Huyu lazima tuli mnyima tiko ya saree kwa show flani aka ona wacha aende andike ufala. Just to refresh your sleeping idle mind next time do a better job and proper research before you print anything about the music industry in Kenya. Most of all about REDSAN. TO THE JOURNALIST WHO WROTE THIS FOOLISHNESS SCROLL LEFT. TUTAZIDI KUPANDA NAYO. #pandanayo #dancehallbaba #king #baddest #redsan” Redsan ended his rant

Nadia Mukami, Nazizi and Gengetone artistes were not left behind in this shaming list. If you have attended any concert with these artistes, what are your sentiments on the list?

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Kenyan man dies from coronavirus in Massachusetts, USA

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Kenyan man living in Massachusetts dies of coronavirus.

A Kenyan man living in Massachusetts has passed away due to coronavirus while undergoing treatment for an underlying condition.

The man identified as Laban Kimungu hailed from Molo.

In an online obituary put out by his family, they penned

‘It is with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the promotion to glory of Mr. Laban Kimungu Njoroge of Molo.

He had been undergoing treatment for an underlying condition when he succumbed to the COVID-19 on March 25th 2020.’

He was husband to Elder Esther Waithera Kimungu of Molo. ‘

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Laban had six children and he had nine siblings (one is deceased).

He was an uncle and a grandfather to many.

The obituary further read

‘We will continue with E-Virtual memorial services every night from 8pm EST. 

On Tuesday 03/31/2020 we will have a celebration of life, service from 7 pm with cremation to follow on Wednesday 04/01/2020.

Please call (978) 419-9737 to join in.’

Adding

‘We are kindly asking for financial assistance from friends and well-wishers.

We still have immediate family members that remain hospitalized and quarantined due to the current Covid-19 pandemic.’

May he rest in peace.

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How to show love to your skin

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Find regimens that cut across the board (Shutterstock)

With the rains scarce, it is mostly the season for scorching sun and high temperatures here. But what does this mean for your skin?

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It is important to take care of your skin first, before going ahead to layer a ton of products on. It is true that we all have different types of skin, but there are regimens that one can use, which cut across the board.

Why the hot season specifically?

This is because as the seasons change, your skin will need different things to help it remain vibrant and healthy all through. When it is cold, our skin tends to get dehydrated, and dull, hence the need for a routine that rehydrates the skin and protects it from the harshness of the cold.

For the hot season, our skin is exposed to more dust, dirt and sweating as well as getting oilier.

Always show your skin some love (Shutterstock)

To make sure that your skin is at its healthiest despite the seasonal change, here are a few tips.

  1. Stay hydrated

Water is your skin’s best friend, especially when it is hot. Make sure you get in at least eight glasses of water per day to keep your skin hydrated.

  1. Keep your hands away from your face

Apart from the dust that is in the air, we tend to touch many things, and if you keep touching your face, all the dirt and germs end up being transferred to your skin.

ALSO READ: Six common face-care mistakes you make and what you should do instead

  1. Eat a balanced diet

Just like with water, the glow on your skin will most definitely start from the inside. Make sure you incorporate lots of fruits and vegetables, as well as having a balanced diet. All this gives your skin the nutrients it needs to repair itself.

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  1. Cleanse and moisturize daily

Make sure you wash your face every morning and evening to keep it clean and bright. There are different types of cleansers and moisturizers depending on skin type, but whichever your skin type is, get noncomedogenic products. These products will not clog your pores.

  1. Wear sunscreen

Someone once told me that because our skin has a lot of melanin, we do not need sunscreen. Although we do have melanin, the truth is that our skin is still susceptible to the harshness of the sun, and therefore could still use sunscreen. Go for sunscreen with a recommended SPF of at least 30.

  1. Go for “lighter” products

With the sweating and extra sebum production, you do not want to feel like your face is heavy with product. Go for a lighter moisturizer that is not too oily, and opt for more mattifying products.

With these basic tips, you should be well on your way to showing your skin some love during any hot and sunny season.

 

– The writer is a makeup artist

ALSO READ: How to have a good face care routine

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