Veteran broadcaster, Lazarus Tembo who died on the 24th of August in the United Kingdom, was buried at Westpark Cemetery in Bulawayo.
Friends and relatives had time to bid farewell to veteran broadcaster. Lazzie T, as Tembo was affectionately known, was a household name on radio and television in the 1990s.
He was the voice behind the then ZBC Radio 2 advertorial ‘Jarzin Man.’
He was an amazing person, he was a Christian and to us, he was our hero,” said Tembo`s sister, Mrs Therezia Chikwenhere.
“It is sad that we have lost a pillar in our family,” Tembo’s elder brother, Steven Million said.
For son Lewis, the Jarzin advertisement done by his father had become his alarm to leave for school while daughter, Nomalanga had fond memories of her father.
“The Jarzan show was an alarm for me to rush to school. These are the memories we have of my father. We are celebrating his life,” Nomalanga said.
Born on the 4th of November 1953, Tembo attended primary school at Mafakela before doing his secondary at Luveve.
After school, he joined the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Cooperation (ZBC) before working for Gramma Records company.
He then left for the United Kingdom where he had been staying till his death.
He is survived by his wife, Edna and two children. ZBC