mutangadura.jpgVeteran broadcaster and ZBC Voice of Zimbabwe Manager, Paul Mutangadura, has died.

His uncle, Mr Luckson Mavhudzi said Mutangadura, who was 57, died at Murambinda Hospital yesterday after a long battle with cancer.

Mutangadura, who was born in Wedza on the 1st of June 1955, did his primary and secondary education at Mount St Mary’s in Wedza from 1961 to 1973.

 

He could not finish his Advanced Levels in 1975 because the liberation war had intensified, resulting in the closure of the school.

 

Mutangadura however graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture at Gwebi College in 1983. The same year, he studied for a course in radio production at Kenya Institute of Mass Communication, and held a certificate in General Radio Programme Production from the Radio Nederland Training Centre.

 

He joined the Voice of Zimbabwe in 1977 in Maputo, Mozambique, broadcasting news and commentary on Radio Maputo for the liberation struggle of Zimbabwe.

 

From 1983 to 1987 he was Senior Announcer/Producer with ZBC Radio 4, producing and presenting agricultural and rural development programmes on radio and television.

 

Mutangadura became a Senior Extension Officer with Agritex from 2004 to 2009 based in Marondera and was part-time expatriate farmer trainer with PELUM College in the Kaprivi Strip in Namibia.

 

From 1998 to 2002 he was a Programme Manager with Association of Women’s Clubs and from 1996 to 1997 he was Programme Manager for MOTSRUD (Management Outreach Training Services for Rural and Urban Development).

 

He became Project Officer with Africare from 1991 to 1995.

 

He also contributed to the liberation movement wartime publication, the Zimbabwe News.

Mutangadura was appointed Manager for Voice of Zimbabwe on the 1st of May 2009.

 

His duties included overseeing the day-to-day operations of the station including acting as the final editor of both news and current affairs programmes.

 

He is survived by his wife Spiwe and three children.

Burial arrangements will be announced in due course.