nevernay chinyanga.jpgVeteran actor, musician and radio personality, Nervernay Chinyanga, popularly known as Muwengwa who died in South Africa last week was laid to rest yesterday [Saturday] at his Mashambanhaka homestead in Uzumba, Mashonaland East Province.
                             
Scores of people who thronged his homestead described Muwengwa as an illustrious son of the soil, who dedicated his life to uplifting the arts industry.

 

Zivanai Chinyanga, brother to the late Muwengwa said his brother was a unifying figure in the family, adding that the family has been robbed of a humble and peace loving person.

 

National Arts Council of Zimbabwe Director, Elvas Mari paid tribute to government for assistance in the repatriation of Muwengwa’s body from South Africa and his burial.

“We are really grateful of the government for assistance during this sad moment. They have not just assisted Muwengwa’s family but the Arts industry as a whole,” said Mari.

Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (ZIMURA) Chairperson, Albert Nyathi, who is also a renowned poet, said Muwengwa was an aggressive artist who was keen on learning new things in the arts industry.

National FM Station Manager, Isaac Munzambwa also described Muwengwa as a talented and skilled radio presenter who inspired other producers, while Clayton Ndlovu, who spoke on behalf of Studio 263 expressed shock at the sudden death of Muwenga.

Chinyanga who starred as Muwengwa in Zimbabwe’s first local soap production, ‘Studio 263’ and as Kutapira in the vernacular soap, ‘Tiriparwendo’ succumbed to pneumonia in South Africa last Friday at Natal Spruit hospital while seeking treatment for diabetes and heart complication.

 

He is survived by his wife, Tafadzwa and 6 children.