A prominent Zimbabwean writer, actor and teacher, David Mungoshi, brother to the late Charles died on Saturday aged 71.
His death comes barely a year after the death of his brother Charles who was also a great writer. Speaking to New Zimbabwe, Memory Chirere, who worked closely with Mungoshi and David’s late brother, Charles said Mungoshi’s death was huge blow to the arts industry. Said Chirere:
As we mourn David, we also celebrate his life because he has been in our midst, he was a good friend, joyful, generous, kind, and extremely intelligent. What makes his death more painful is to those of us who know him is that it comes barely a year after the passing on of his brother Charles.
We are deeply saddened by passing away of David Mungoshi. Mungoshi was a brilliant writer who was will to share his expertise with upcoming and established writers.
Mungoshi’s book, The Fading Son won an award at the prestigious 2010 NAMA Awards.
As an actor, he played the role of John Huni on the popular Studio 263 and also featured in Larry Mutasa’s short film, the postman and Ngugi Wa Mirri’s feature film, Secrets.
Source | New Zimbabwe
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