Actress, Bibiana Mapuranga who features as Amai Abhibho in ZBC TV drama Mawoko Matema has died after a short illness.

Amai Abhibho is one of the faces that make the Mawoko Matema storyline tick and her demise at Harare Central Hospital this Saturday after a short illness comes as a huge blow to the arts industry.

 “The death of Bibiana has pained us all. We are at loss of words but we say Bibiana you have left a gap that cannot be filled. The arts industry will never be the same without her, She was a time keeper,” said Bonface Chimedza, the President of Zimbabwe Arts and Culture Industry Association.

A family spokesperson, Mrs Sophia Dzvova described the death of Bibiana as a great loss to the entire family.

Friends and colleagues who worked with the late Bibiana described Bibiana as a dedicated actress.

Bibiana was born on 28 December 1971 in Rusape.

Mourners are gathered at house number 409 Kunzwi Crescent, Glen Norah B, Harare.