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Stella Chiweshe To Be Buried In Chiweshe On 24 January

Stella Chiweshe To Be Buried In Chiweshe On 24 January

The late mbira music icon Mbuya Stella Rambisai Chiweshe is set to be buried at Masembura village in Chiweshe, on Tuesday, 24 January 2023.

Stakeholders in the arts sector said Chiweshe deserved national heroine status but the government has instead granted her a State-assisted funeral.

In a statement issued on 21 January 2023, Misheck Sibanda, the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, said:

The Acting President, Dr Constantino Dominic Guveya Nyikadzino Chiwenga, after consultation with His Excellency President, Dr Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, has announced that Government has granted the late music icon and Mbira Dzavadzimu player, Mbuya Stella Rambisai Chiweshe, a state-assisted funeral.

This means all the costs related to her interment will be assumed by the state.

His Excellency the President, who is on leave, and the Acting President extend their deepest, heartfelt condolences to the entire Chiweshe and Reich families on this, their saddest loss.

The late musical icon epitomised Zimbabwe’s cultural excellence through the Mbira Dzavadzimu genre which she successfully took to the international stage.

May her soul rest in eternal peace.

She was born Stella Rambisai Nekati Chiweshe on 8 July 1946 in Mujumi Village, Mhondoro, Zimbabwe.

Chiweshe succumbed to brain cancer at her Kuwadzana home in Harare on Friday.

She was married to Peter Reich, a German national at the time of her death. | NewsDay

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9 Comments

mad vipper 1 week ago

monyima gogo chiweshe heroin mobhaiza asi mkapa mkomana uya wekuimba ndongosimudza msoro kunge gun'u kun'u


1 week ago

Kkkkk😂😂😂😂 zvakaoma

NHUBU 1 week ago

vakanyanya iwewe🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Musa 1 week ago

Aaaaa iwee weku imbaa unongo simudza musoro kunge... ayigonaa kaa uyaa


Zuze 1 week ago

Haureve nhema Mad viper. Rambisai haana kupihwa ruremekedzo nezvigumukumu izvi nekuti haana kuimba achirumbidza ZANU. Dai akaramba achiimba ChaaChimurenga chechitatu, igaroziva. Mukudzei akaimba Kutonga Kwaro akati pidigu dhii mangwana chaiye, nzvimbo yake kuHùrè's Acre yekuWarren Park iripo.

Asi Tafirenyika Mapfumo haambocheukwa nekuti akaimba Corruption. Nyika iyi yaita mamvemve. Nyaya dzenyika, Jojo chenjera, dzine makuva.


GUN'UKUN'U 1 week ago

ndisu zvibabababa, zvenyuchi


Mainini 1 week ago

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Bright 1 week ago

Masembura iri ku bindura not chiweshe


Forichman Gwenukwenu 1 week ago

Stella chiweshe it was a heroine



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