Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts Reporter
Veteran award-winning author and actor Charles Mungoshi will be buried at his rural homestead in Chivhu tomorrow afternoon.
Mungoshi died at the age of 71 at Parirenyatwa Hospital on Saturday after being ill for 10 years from a neurological condition.
A family spokesperson Tendai Madondo thanked the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa and her husband, Ambassador Christopher Mutsvangwa, for personally donating food items towards the funeral.
“We would like to thank the (Zimbabwe) Writers’ Association, musicians, actors and celebrities who came to pay their respects to Charles Mungoshi. We heard some good testimonials from various people. Special mention goes to Minister Mutsvangwa and her family who donated all the foodstuffs to be used throughout to burial.
I would also like to thank Nyaradzo Funeral Services who also came in and donated other needs such as the hearse, casket, toilets, tents, chairs and tables among others,” she said.
Meanwhile,Minister Mutsvangwa, who was accompanied by her husband and Secretary for Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Mr Nick Mangwana, said the literary giant has left behind a very rich heritage.
She described the late multi-award-winning author as a versatile and prolific writer.