LIVE UPDATES: Charles Mungoshi burial

Updates by Jairos Saunyama & Ronald Magweta

NewsDay gives you live updates of the burial of veteran author Charles Mungoshi who died on the 16 of February 2019. He was 71.

15:06 – Mdc glenview MP , Vimbai Java and MDC secretary general Douglas Mwonzora now at Mungoshi homestead.

11:42 – Prof Rukuni: He was not only a literary giant but an intellect of the highest order.

11:30 – Tsitsi: My father taught me to be focused with life and ignore outside influences.

11:29 – Tsitsi: The first time my father got sick, he had gone to the toilet and collapsed, I was asleep and got some unusual, tried to push the door but failed, his head was at the door, I called Charles, so he pushed so that I gain entry as I have a small body, we rendered first aid.. this was how the illness begun.. He would make it but not this time, I am glad that he is no longer in pain.

11:26 – National Arts Council Director Nicholas Moyo has arrived. Ads

11:18 – Mungoshi is a hero in his own right, its not all about war: Sharara.

11:15 – Sharara said he met Mungoshi in Kambuzuma where they were lodging.

11:14 – Yesteryear Dembare star July Sharara, Mungoshi’s best friend now addressing mourners.

11:13 – Renowned academic and writer Mwandiwamba Rukuni has just arrived.

11:08 – I am saying to the Mungoshi family, we will carry on with the programme of organising a gala/event to honour: Bimha.

11:07 – We need to honour people when they are alive: Bimha.

11:06 – Bimha said he has consulted NAC and Ray Mawerera to organise an event to honour the late Mungoshi, but could not happening due to several reasons.


Another Mungoshi’s son Graham at the funeral
Charles Mungoshi’s children Tsitsi and Charles junior
Mike Bimha following proceedings
Charles Mungoshis widow Jesesi during the service

10:46 – Burial is set for 2pm.

10:44 – Mourners trickling in and its automatic that the yard will not accommodate all the mourners as given the number of people already here.

10:39 – Politicians who have arrived so far is Zanu PF politburo member Mike Bimha while preacher Apostle Java is also in attendance.

10:37 – Charles Mungoshi, a renowned author died last week after a decade long battle with a neurological condition.

10:35 – A church service has begun at the Mungoshi homestead in Maronda Mashanu area, Chikomba West about 18km from Chivhu.

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