EX GOROMONZI HIGH SCHOOL, EX ZBC BOSS, TARUVINGA TO BE BURIED IN THE UK
￼Former Goromonzi High School Student (1985-1988) ZBC Editor-in-Chief and veteran journalist, Christine Masaraure-Taruvinga will be buried in Kettering, United Kingdom on Tuesday, 20th June, 2017.
Her husband, Josphat, confirmed that burial arrangements are underway in the UK and her body is not coming home to Zimbabwe. Some family members, including her mother who is based in Canada, traveled to the UK during her illness, are already in the UK.
Josphat Taruvinga told the ZBC News that Christine died at Cynthia Spencer Hospice Home in Northampton, United Kingdom (UK) yesterday, the 14th of June at 7.30pm.
Christine enrolled at Goromonzi in 1985 when her father, the later Mr. Masaraure was appointed as Headmaster of Goromonzi following the transfer of Mr. Chigwedere to Marondera High School. Christine’s memorable characteristic was giving hope to those around her. It was not long before she struck friendship with Mirriam Chimusta who recalls many mazhanje fueled study afternoons at Nyakasikana Hostel.
Christine succumbed to breast cancer which was diagnosed two years ago and had spread to her lungs. Christine joined ZBC as a reporter in the 1990s and was fond of covering women and gender issues, a passion which saw her being nominated by the corporation to go and cover the famous Beijing Women’s Conference in 1995.
She was the founding Executive Producer of the breakfast television show, This Morning on ZBC TV in 2001. She then rose through the ranks to the position of Editor-in-Chief in the news and current affairs department
She left Zimbabwe to join her husband in the United Kingdom in 2003 and was working as a Communications Manager for a group of caring homes in that country. Christine leaves behind her husband, Josphat and three children, two girls and one boy.