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Veteran Journalist Lucy Selemani Yasini Laid to Rest

 

Yasini, 58, was a respected figure in the media fraternity, known for her stance against human rights abuses and police brutality against journalists.

By Wilis Moyo

Harare, Zimbabwe – Prominent journalist Lucy Selemani Yasini was laid to rest on Friday afternoon at Glen Forest Memorial Park, surrounded by fellow journalists, politicians, family members, and friends. She succumbed to breast cancer.

Dr. Tabani Moyo

Dr. Tabani Moyo, Regional Secretariat Director of Media Institute of Sourthen Africa (MISA) and Executive Director of MISA Zimbabwe, praised Yasini’s professionalism and contributions to the industry, stating;

“She executed her job well by practicing professional journalism… She was a great pillar of excellence that will not be easily replaced.”

 

Left to right, Tilda Moyo and Elizabeth Chengeta.

Veteran broadcasters Elizabeth Chengeta and Tilda Moyo also paid tribute to Yasini, describing her as a legendary mentor and a symbol of dedication and excellence. Chengeta credited Yasini with training her to become a thorough broadcaster, while Moyo remembered their years together at ZBC, praising Yasini’s strength and unity.

 

With over three decades of experience in broadcasting, Yasini left an indelible mark on the industry. Her illustrious career spanned across several prominent media organizations, including Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Channel Africa, and Voice of America (VOA) Shona and Ndebele.

 

Yasini, 58, was a respected figure in the media fraternity, known for her stance against human rights abuses and police brutality against journalists. She is survived by two children. Her legacy as a champion of professional journalism and human rights will be deeply missed but not forgotten.

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