African Sun’s Group Marketing, PR and Innovation Manager, Karen Chenayimwoyo Dhliwayo died on December 31, aged 33, after a short illness.
She attended Zimbabwe’s Midlands State University, graduating with a BCom (Honours) in Marketing Management in 2009. Karen joined First Mutual Life in 2010, followed by Spar Zimbabwe, after which she became Brand Manager for Chibuku Zimbabwe and Zambia at Delta Beverages.
She achieved her Masters of Commerce in Marketing Strategy in 2013 and was awarded the Brand Manager of the Year Award by the Marketers Association of Zimbabwe in 2017. She moved to African Sun in October 2019 as Group Marketing, PR and Innovation Manager.
Dhliwayo is survived by her parents, Jonah and Judith, her brother Liberty and sister Lorretta.
African Sun Managing Director, Ed Shangwa, said: “She was collaborative, goal-oriented and was a caring a team player.”
“She was a very pleasant and most of all respectful and responsible daughter. This is a loss that I would never wish any mother. She was my jewel, my blessing. Her memory will live forever,” said African Sun Human Resources Executive, Memory Macheka.