HARARE – Anderson Limbani, father to the Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) managing director, Sharon Samushonga, has died.
He collapsed at his home in Ruwa on Thursday evening and passed on a few minutes later before he could be rushed to hospital by an ambulance crew that had been called by his family to take him to a Harare private hospital.
He was 83 years old.
Mourners are gathered at Stand Number 7014 Pungwe Street, ZimRe Park, Ruwa.
Reacting to Sekuru Limbani’s sudden death, ANZ chairman Professor Norman Nyazema, expressed his grief and sorrow at the unexpected development, describing him as a father-figure, grandfather and friend to all who came across him.
“On behalf of the ANZ board, management and staff and, indeed, on my own behalf, I wish to extend our deepest condolences and a sense of shock to Sharon Samushonga and her family and the Limbani family on the sudden passing on of Sekuru Limbani,” he said.
“We sincerely pray to God that Mrs Sharon Samushonga be given courage during their period of bereavement. May the Almighty let Sekuru Limbani’s soul rest in eternal peace,” he added.
In a statement issued on behalf of the ANZ management and staff, Jacob Chisese, the chief operating officer, said the entire team at the country’s trailblazing media house received the news of Sekuru
Limbani’s passing with a deep sense of shock.
“On behalf of management and staff of the ANZ, I wish to express our deepest condolences to the Limbani and Samushonga families, particularly to our managing director, Mrs Samushonga and her family on the sad passing on of Sekuru Anderson Limbani,” said Chisese.
“We sincerely pray that God will give them courage and strength during their bereavement and they should find solace in that God allowed Sekuru Limbani to be with them for the many years that he survived on earth. May God rest Sekuru Limbani’s soul in eternal peace.”
Details of his burial will be announced in due course.