Renowned academic and a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), Professor Sheunesu Mupepereki has died.
According to media reports, Mupepereki and his wife were diagnosed with Covid-19 on 3 July and have been in self-isolation until three days ago when he was admitted into the hospital.
A Zanu PF patriotic Twitter account confirmed his death in a eulogy that stated some of his achievements. Said the party:
Prof. Isheanesu Mupepereki is no more. One strong Cde who stood with Zanu PF at the University of Zimbabwe at the height of opposition politics in tertiary institutions did many shows in Afrocentrism and was an avid proponent of the enlargement of the soya bean industry. A war veteran and cadre of the party. The Cde popularised the Murimi wa Nhasi Show on ZBCTV just after the land reform programme._
Mupepereki was also a presenter on national broadcaster ZTV where he co-hosted “Zvavanhu” with other academics including the late Vimbai Chivaura, Tafataona Mahoso, and Claude Mararike.