By Shepherd Maravanyika
Zimbabwe’s first regional commercial radio station, Ya FM has roped in the services of Paralympic Champion Elliot Mujaji to join its News current affairs team as a sportscaster.
Ya FM General Manager Tawanda Gudhlanga told Great Dyke News said Ya FM is confident Mujaji’s experience at an international level will add quality to the station’s sports analysis team.
Elliot Mujaji who in 2000 at the Sydney Olympics won Zimbabwe’s first ever Paralympics gold medal said he is humbled and pleased to be part of the YaFm.
Mujaji’s journey began in the late 90s when he qualified to compete at the 1998 Commonwealth Games but unfortunately suffered severe burns after an electrical accident at work. He had his right arm amputated, and was in a coma for two months.
He did recover and resume training; his hardwork saw him qualify to compete at the Sydney 2000 Summer Paralympics where he won gold in the 100 metres sprint. He went on to fly the Zimbabwean flag.