TONDERAI SAHARO in Cairo, Egypt

CAIRO-A Masvingo born Zimbabwean child care giver who left the country for what she thought were greener pastures in Egypt died three months after landing in the Middle Eastern nation.

Tanaka Mujekwa (22) died on September 19, 2022 at a local medical centre in the Egyptian capital, Cairo after experiencing bouts of mysterious illness.

She had complained of a severe cough with her legs and stomach swelling before she started to have hallucinations and attacks till she died.

Moto said Tanaka was a jovial person and the family is devastated by her sudden death and they are yet to get full details of what actually transpired.

Tanaka was born and bred in Masvingo, in the high density suburb of Mucheke in Sisk area and was working as a professional child caregiver here in Cairo.

She went to Masvingo Primary School before proceeding to Masvingo High School for her secondary education.

Her body was repatriated back to Zimbabwe on Saturday and she will be laid to rest at her parents’ homestead in Nyambakudziwa Village under Chief Marozva in Bikita.

She leaves behind her four year old son.

“We would want to thank the Zimbabwean Embassy in Egypt for facilitating the process of getting Tanaka’s remains back home. Special thanks goes to Mr. Caleb Chikata for his tireless efforts and professionalism in this time of need.

“On July 2022 Tanaka left her home country Zimbabwe for Egypt full of excitement and hope, not knowing what was ahead of her.

“She was a loving mother who saw an opportunity to help her son by going to work in Egypt so that she could give her son the best life possible. Sadly this dream was cut short,” Moto said.

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