Minister Mutsvangwa mourns journalist Kurwa

by | Apr 28, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Nevanji Nehoreka

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa has issued a condolences message to the Kurwa family following the death of veteran journalist Innoncent Kurwa.

Kurwa was involved in a traffic accident on Saturday and succumbed to the injuries.

In a statement, Minister Mutsvangwa said Kurwa was among the first crop of black journalists to practice after independence.

“Kurwa was among the first crop of black journalists who at independence took over the media fraternity which was then dominated by whites and where able to tell the Zimbabwean story.
He and his fellow black journalists had the mammoth task of changing the media landscape in Zimbabwe. Kurwa was a rare breed of journalists who joined the Chronicle in the 1980s, rose through the ranks and became the paper’s Sports Editor,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.

The talented journalist who combined sports and politics was also an Economics and Mathematics lecturer.

He also served as an adjudicator for the Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe.
In that role, his immense contribution in media ethics was unparalleled.

“The media fraternity is obviously poorer without veterans like Kurwa who had to correct the settler regime’s wrong narrative of portraying blacks as second class citizens,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.

Kurwa leaves a legacy of telling the Zimbabweans story.

He is survived by four children and three grandchildren.