Shamuyarira dies


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Former Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front politburo member and one of the leading Zimbabwean journalists Nathan Shamuyarira died at West End Clinic in Harare last night. He was 85. Shamuyarira was one of the highest ranking black journalists in the 1960s as editor-in-chief of African Newspapers whose flagship was the Daily News, the paper that focussed on news about black people and the nationalist movements. He left journalism to pursue studies in the United States after which he went to lecture at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. He was one of the founding members of ZANU-PF but fell-out when he formed the Front for the Liberation of Zimbabwe (FROLIZI) with James Chikerema. FROLIZI was aimed at uniting ZANU and the Zimbabwe African People’s Union but it flopped. Shamuyarira later returned to the fold and became Zimbabwe’s first Information Minister. He was one of the rare ZANU-PF senior members to voluntarily step down from government

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Charles Rukuni
The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.

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