Zhakata band member dies in car crash

Arts Correspondent
One of the longest-serving band members in Leonard Zhakata’s Zimbabwe All Stars, Norman Kembo, has died.

Kembo died in a car crash last Friday when a vehicle he was travelling in veered off the road and overturned near Norton along the Harare-Bulawayo highway.

He was travelling from a road show in Plumtree together with fellow band member.

Spaghetti, Kembo and Maxwell Kanzara made the frontline of Zhakata’s dancers-cum-backing vocalists.

Kembo was popularly known as Nomara.

He joined the Zim all Stars in 1998 and has been part of the group at local and international tours.

Spaghetti escaped with minor injuries, but was shocked with the impact of the accident.

“We were sitting at the back of the car when the accident occurred, unfortunately he suffered head injuries and died on his way to the hospital. He was sitting in front,” he said.

He said the group has lost a dedicated dancer who loved his job.

“It is very painful that we lost such a man who loved his job. He joined the group long back and his desire to further his musical career kept him going,” he said.

Kembo will be buried today at Granville Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife and six children, four boys and two girls.

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  • Mkoma Chamu

    RIP

  • Audelly

    Rest in Peace Nomara, can’t believe you are gone bro. Kuronga KwaBaba. Hatingazvitongere panyaya dzeraramo. Rest In Peace Norman.