Popular civil society activist and human rights advocate Bekezela Fuzwayo succumbed to COVID-19 at Gwanda Hospital last night, ZimLive reports.
Fuzwayo’s death was confirmed by the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition boss Marvellous Khumalo who told the publication that:
Cde Beke Maduma Fuzwayo was a resolute human rights defender and a patriotic Zimbabwean who dedicated all his adult life for the betterment of socio-economic and political emancipation of the citizens at large. He will be sadly missed.
Albert Ncube told the publication that Fuzwayo told him he had tested positive for COVID-19 when he last saw hm in hospital on Christmas eve:
I had gone to collect my Covid results having been in contact with the late Foster Dongozi when l found Maduma admitted at the Isolation Centre.
He told me he tested positive after attending a meeting in Harare and was in great pain, he told me food was tasteless even water, l was shocked and devastated to learn of his death today.
Bekezela Fuzwayo was the Crisis Coalition Treasurer General and the Gwanda Residents Secretary general at the time of his death. Zimbabwe has so far recorded 363 COVID-19 deaths and over 13 800 cases after 242 people tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.