Janet Munyaka
Janet Sajeni Munyaka
BornJanet Sajeni
Died05 December, 2020
St Anne’s Hospital , Harare
Cause of deathCoronavirus Covid-19
Resting placeGlen Forest
Alma materUniversity of Zimbabwe
Years active2000-2020
Spouse(s)Jackson Munyaka
ChildrenLloyd, Tanya, Junior, and Tanatswa

Janet Sajeni Munyaka was a Zimbabwean journalist who worked for the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) as its diplomatic correspondent.


Munyaka was married to Jackson, and together they had four children, Lloyd, Tanya, Junior, and Tanatswa.[1]


She studied Mass Communication at the Harare Polytechnic College. At the time of her death, Munyaka was due to graduate with a Masters Degree in International Relations at the University of Zimbabwe but missed the ceremony after being hospitalised.[2]


Munyaka joined the ZBC in 2000 as a production assistant in the news department. She then rose through the ranks from production assistant to a municipal correspondent, health correspondent before being promoted to Diplomatic Correspondent, taking over from the late Judith Makwanya.[3]

At the time of her death she worked closely with the Taskforce on Covid-19 giving updates to the nation.[4]

Munyaka worked closely with Zimbabwe's Taskforce on Covid-19 giving updates to the nation.


Munyaka died on 05 December 2020 in Harare from Covid-19. [5] She had been admitted to St Anne’s Hospital where has had been battling Covid-19.[6]


Janet Munyaka was buried at Glen Forest Memorial Park on 7 December 2020. Her burial was conducted in line with Covid-19 regulations.[7]