A Fellow Journalist Mahlatini, Has Passed On, We Have Turned The Website Black!

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Veteran Producer and ZUJ Gender Mainstreaming Committee Sheila Mahlatini has died.

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Mahlatini was admitted at Parirenyatwa hospital since last week.

The late veteran producer Sheila Mahlatini has been described as a mentor and veteran journalist who had a passion to develop upcoming media practitioners, the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) Secretary General Foster Dongozi has said.

In a statement, Dongozi said that Mahlatini was a member of the ZUJ Gender Mainstreaming Committee responsible for creating equal opportunities for both male and female journalists.

Mahlatini (51), died at her home in Budiriro 3, Harare today (Friday) following a kidney failure.

“We have been robbed off a veteran, dedicated journalist,” said Foster Dongozi.

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“She was one of the few women who openly participated in trade unionism and was most of all, a tutor and mentor,” he said.

Mahlatini joined the ZBC News in March 1982 as a copy writer in the TV commercial services department and rose through the ranks to become Executive Producer Lunchtime News and later Lunchtime and Weekend News.

At the time of her death, she was Executive Producer Lunchtime News and Nhau-Indaba.

Mahlatini did her junior certificate at St James Secondary School in Nyamandlovu, and completed her ‘O’ levels at a private college in 1980.

She later attained a diploma in journalism and professional writing with INTEC College, Cape Town, South Africa.

Mahlatini is survived by five children and five grandchildren.

Mourners are gathered at House Number 5174, 30th Close Budiriro 3 in Harare.

TechnoMag passes its deepest Condolences.

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