Minister Mutsvangwa mourns Tutani

by | Aug 4, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Nevanji Munyaradzi Chiondegwa


Minister of Publicity, Information and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa has sent a condolence message to the Tutani family following the death of Conway Tutani.


Tutani collapsed and passed away at his Houghton Park house on Monday evening. At the time of his death, Tutani was a proof-reader and columnist at Alpha Media Holdings newspaper stable.


Minister Mutsvangwa said, “Mr Tutani’s death is particularly saddening as it comes in a year where we have lost several journalists including Saul Gwakuba Ndlovu, Tawanda Gudhlanga, Sandra Nyaira and Samuel Mkithika Thebe, among others, the ranks of more experienced senior journalists are diminishing, and the nation is poorer without them”.


Tutani began his working career in 1981 working for Zimpapers. For two decades, he was with Zimpapers and later moved to Associated Newspapers Zimbabwe before settling at AMH where he was at the time of his death.


He distinguished himself as a proof-reader and later a columnist of note.


Minister Mutsvangwa added,

“Mr Tutani’s strong opinions should however, never be mistaken for lack of patriotism as he was a stout patriot who dedicated his sharp intellect to the enrichment of national discourseā€.


“There is much to glean from his professional conduct, particularly for the new and upcoming journalists who are buffered on as sides with compromise and prevarication. To the very end, he remained true to the values of pan-Africanism. He was a rare breed of patriotic journalist”.