Writers International Network Zimbabwe learnt with great sadness the death of Julius Sekai Chingono, a renowned poet and writer.
Chingono passed on on Janaury 2 in Norton at Norton General Hospital after a short illness. There is so much we can remember about this writer but the greatest grief at Win-Zimbabwe will be the knowledge that Chingono, as our Board Member, had begun adding ideas for the 2011 Calendar of Activities. Many of you will remember how well he looked on 11 December 2010 at the Writers End of Year Get Together at the Book Cafe.
Chingono worked very well with us as he was our guide, considering the fact that he had seen it all from the time Zim literature began to grow in pre-independence times. Surely, God's will cannot be twisted by any human being, Him alone knows our destiny. To the Chingono family, we are together in the grief but lets celebrate Julius Chingono because he left an undying legacy, the stories and poems, and memories our friendship with him. He will be buried tommorrow January 5 in Norton. May his soul rest in peace.