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Zimpapers bids veteran journalist Zulu farewell
Saturday, 28 January 2012 00:00
ZIMPAPERS yesterday bade farewell to Herald managing editor, Isaac Zulu, who retired after serving the company for 29 years.
Speaking during the farewell ceremony at Herald House yesterday, group chief operating officer, Pikirayi Deketeke, described Zulu as an "asset" to the organisation.
He said he learnt a lot in the 24 years he had worked with Zulu.
"I came here when he was already in the field.
"He is a veteran journalist, especially in the designing area. For the years we have been together, I learnt a lot," he said.
"In terms of contribution, he is an institution with vast knowledge.
"He was and I hope he will always be there to guide the young journalists in realising their dreams."
Herald editor William Chikoto said Zulu had a distinguished career in journalism and was an expert in media management.
He said Zulu had personal and corporate discipline.
"He is a man with vast experience in terms of management.
"We have learnt a lot from him as he is a man who believed in management-by-keeping-a-step-ahead," he said.
In his remarks, Zulu urged young journalists to stay focused to achieve their dreams.
"Always remember that the time to retire will come for you. Make hay while the sun shines and be disciplined to reach greater heights," he said.
Zulu started his journalism career in 1969.
He joined Zimpapers as a senior sub editor in 1982 before he rose through the ranks to become managing editor.
He left briefly to work for the Daily News before rejoining The Herald.