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SAD NEWS:Veteran journalist Sibanda dies!

Tributes have been pouring in for veteran journalist and Daily News assistant editor Maxwell Sibanda who died at a Harare hospital yesterday morning after a short illness.

In a statement, the Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) described Sibanda as a soft-spoken character who distinguished himself in the Zimbabwean media landscape.

Daily News assistant editor Maxwell Sibanda

“The Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) has learned with deep sadness, the tragic news of the passing on of the Daily News Assistant editor, Maxwell Sibanda. The veteran journalist is reported to have passed on at a local hospital in Harare on the 22nd of February.”

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Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) president Michael Chideme said the media industry had lost a talented journalist and the organization was saddened by Sibanda’s demise.

“In Max, we have lost a veteran journalist, a trainer, an inspirer, and one of our senior editors. We continue to lose our talent, our inspirers and we are saddened by his death.

“We would like to convey our deepest condolences to the Sibanda family and the Daily News family. He has left a huge gap in the entertainment sector.”- The Herald