Legal practitioner, businessman, and socialite Mike Chimombe has tested positive for Covid-19.
The youthful businesman has joined the number of prominent citizens to publicly reveal their status in a bid to eradicate the stigma surrounding the pandemic.
The Zanu PF National youth league indegenisation and empowerment has been forced into self-isolation on the back of a marked decline in new coronavirus cases.
Late last year a number of socialites and top politicians succumbed to the respiratory disease.
Zimbabwe has been registering a drop in new Covid-19 cases and deaths with renewed efforts to lower the numbers through embarking on a nationwide vaccination programme.
In a statement, Chimombe said it was a dark period in his life but was upbeat that he will emerge stronger.
“After testing positive this past week, I immediately went into self-isolation to safe guard myself and those around me. I was stunned when my results returned positive because I had not been showing any signs or symptoms of the virus,” he said.
“But I just told myself that it’s now a part of us and like any other disease it can be beaten”
Zimbabwe officially launched its Covid-19 vaccination program last Thursday with 39 people including Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, 14 doctors, eight journalists, 15 other frontline workers and a member of the general public taking the jab.
The bulk of the 200,000 Sinopharm vaccines donated by China have since been dispatched to all the country’s provinces where vaccination is underway.