Zimbabwe Independent deputy editor Faith Zaba scooped the first runner up prize in the women in media category at the Mega Fest Women’s Awards held on Friday night.
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Mega Fest Holdings, a consulting and conferencing company, also honoured several other women who had made significant achievements in their particular fields of profession.
Zaba was unavailable to receive the award, which was accepted on her behalf by Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) general manager of human capital Edith Kayinga.
“We are very happy about this achievement for Faith. I say well-done for representing women in media and we wish her many more [awards],” Kayinga said.
Zaba beat The Herald’s managing editor, Victoria Ruzvidzo and Helen Kadirire from The Daily News to land the award. ZiFm chief executive officer Susan Makore won the first prize.
The awards were given in 16 categories and the biggest award, outstanding woman of the year, was won by Zaoga archbishop Eunor Guti.
Mega Fest Holdings chief executive officer Tafadzwa Matsika said the awards were aimed at showing the important role women were playing in different disciplines.
“These awards are not a popularity contest but a way to recognise the important role women play in the growth of this country,” Matsika said.
Zaba was previously news editor for the Zimbabwe Independent before her promotion to deputy editor at the beginning of the year.
AMH are publishers of the Zimbabwe Independent, The Standard, NewsDay and Southern Eye.
Other notable winners of the night included Standards Association of Zimbabwe director general Eve Gadzikwa who won the women in industry award. Air Zimbabwe’s first female pilot captain Chipo Matimba was also recognised with a special woman of the year award.
Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority chief executive officer Gloria Magombo scooped two awards for special woman of the year and the top prize under the woman in parastatals category.
The awards are expected to be an annual event, with this first edition being well-attended.