Zim­pa­pers journos scoop awards

The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) - - NEWS - Sun­day Mail Re­porter

ZIM­PA­PERS jour­nal­ists Kuda Bwititi, Africa Moyo and Gib­son Mhaka scooped the Gold, Di­a­mond Sec­tor, and Small-Scale and Ar­ti­sanal Re­porter of the Year awards at the Min­ing Me­dia Awards held on Fri­day in Harare.

The Sun­day Mail Chief Re­porter, Bwititi, was named the Gold Sec­tor Re­porter of the Year and walked away with a cer­tifi­cate and a tro­phy.

Moyo, who writes for Busi­ness Weekly, landed two awards — the Di­a­mond Sec­tor Best Re­porter, and run­ner-up in the Gold Sec­tor cat­e­gory. He re­ceived a tro­phy and cer­tifi­cates for the two cat­e­gories.

An­other Zim­pa­pers jour­nal­ist, Gib­son Mhaka of The Chron­i­cle, scooped the Small-Scale and Ar­ti­sanal Min­ing award and also got a tro­phy and a cer­tifi­cate; bring­ing to four ac­co­lades won by writ­ers from Zim­babwe’s lead­ing me­dia house at the cer­e­mony. Moyo paid trib­ute to The Sun­day Mail editor Mabasa Sasa and for­mer Busi­ness Editor, Dar­ling­ton Musarurwa.

“I want to thank God for these awards. Let me also salute my bosses Sasa and Musarurwa — who is now deputy news editor at The Her­ald — for trans­form­ing my jour­nal­ism ca­reer. “Musarurwa would al­ways help with story ideas when the go­ing got tough while Sasa would bring an an­gle that I would not have imag­ined. I urge the bosses to con­tinue help­ing other jour­nal­ists so that they live their dreams,” said Moyo.

Fi­nance and Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Pa­trick Chi­na­masa, who was guest of honour, told re­porters to re­port truth­fully.

The min­is­ter said it was un­fair for scribes to fo­cus on neg­a­tive sto­ries, adding that re­porters with such pro­cliv­i­ties should “write at least one pos­i­tive story per week”.

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