Prominent author and actor Charles Mungoshi is set to be buried at his rural home in Chivhu today. The legendary Zimbabwean writer passed away last week following a lengthy illness.
Charles Mungoshi who is renowned for having written several books which include Waiting for the Rain, Ndiko Kupindana Kwemazuva (1975), Makunun’unu Maodza Moyo (1970), The Milkman Doesn’t Only Deliver Milk (1981), Inongova Njake Njake(1980), Coming of the Dry Season (1972), Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness (2013).”
Mungoshi who died aged 71 left an indelible mark on the arts scene with impressive works having accorded Zimbabweans with an opportunity to read top books such as Wating for the rain.
At the time of his death Mungoshi had published 18 books. Mungoshi will be remembered for the several accolades he won as a writer which include the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize of Best Book in Africa . One of Mungoshi’s poems was so impressive that they were put on display as public art at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s new headquarters in Seattle, Washington, in the US in 2011.