Scores of people who included relatives, politicians, journalists,  government officials and work colleagues converged at Warren Hills Cemetery this morning to send off veteran broadcaster and ZBC Diplomatic Correspondent Judith Makwanya.

 Speaking at the burial, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Nick Mangwana says Judith Makwanya is a hero judging by her patriotism and dedication to serving the country which even attracted the wrath of the West when sanctions were imposed on her.

Mr Nick Mangwana speaks at the burial of Judith Makwanya

“This is our loss, we are together in this…we have no appropriate words to say to the family,” he said.

He said although she was still young, Zimbabwe must celebrate her life for her sake.

Other dignitaries who attended the burial include Zanu PF Spokesperson and former Information Minister Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo, former Information Minister Cde Chris Mushohwe, Namibian Ambassador to Zimbabwe Ms Balbina Daes Piennar, ZBC CEO Mr Patrick Mavhura and senior ZBC management, legislators Hon Kindness Paradza and Hon Prince Sibanda.