Godfrey Majonga

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Godfrey Majonga
Majonga the Danhiko Project Director with life Patron Amai Mugabe
BornZimbabwe
ResidenceHarare, Zimbabwe.
Occupation
  • Danhiko Project Director
  • former News Caster


Godfrey Majonga was a legendary newscaster whose career ended after he sustained severe injuries after allegedly being forced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to Jump from a high rise flat in Harare in 1987. [1].After the alleged incident, Majonga became paralyzed and wheelchair bound for life.

Danhiko Project

Majonga was the director of Danhiko project a very successful project for disabled people in Msasa,Harare.


Alleged attempt on his life

A 72-minute video presented in the ZANU-PF politburo by former Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo on July 19 2017 implicated Mnangagwa in the attempt on Majonga's life.

The video also contained a dramatic charge: that Mnangagwa almost killed and succeeded in ending the career of ZBC television star Godfrey Majonga during a clash over a woman in 1987.Mnangagwa in a fit rage allegedly forced love rival Majonga to choose between sitting on a hot stove or jumping off the third floor of a building in Harare. Majonga chose to jump through the window of the flat where the confrontation happened, and landed on hard concrete.He broke his spine and suffered debilitating injuries which would confine him to a wheelchair for life.[2]

Death

Majonga died on 19 August 2019 in Harare. His death was announced by the Ministry Of Infomation And Publicity who expressed their sadness over his passing.

We have learnt with sorrow and sadness the passing on of veteran broadcaster Mr Godfrey Majonga. Mr Majonga made immense contributions to the broadcasting industry as a broadcaster and later as the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC). May his soul rest in eternal peace

[3]


VP Mnangagwa Politburo Presentation



References

  1. [ https://www.dailynews.co.zw/articles/2017/09/12/ed-s-victim-speaks-out], ED's Victim speaks out , Published: 12 Sep 2017 , Retrieved: 14 Feb 2018
  2. [1], Zanu PF politburo video exposé, Published: Aug 11 2017, Retrieved: 14 Feb 2018
  3. Majongwe dies, The Sunday Mail, Published 20 August 2019, Retrieved:20 August 2019 https://www.sundaymail.co.zw/majonga-dies