By Staff Reporter
WELL-KNOWN author, poet, and actor David Mungoshi has died.
He died Saturday night and was 71.
Family spokesperson Tadiwa Mungoshi said his father succumbed to gout at the Avenues Clinic in Harare.
Mungoshi passed away on Saturday.
Tadiwa said his father’s death came as a shock as they thought he was recovering.
“My father was a great man. His death came as a shock considering that his health was improving. He was admitted to hospital last Monday after suffering from gout for a long time.
“He had health problems such as arthritis which affected his mobility for over 10 years. He also had pulmonary fibrosis, but it was now under control,” he said.
Tadiwa added: “We are now waiting for the post mortem so we can process the burial, but all the tests were conducted, including the Covid-19 test.”
Mungoshi will be buried in Manyene, Chivhu at a date to be announced in due course, as some of the writer’s children based in the United Kingdom are still to come.
He is survived by his wife, Emma, six children and 12 grandchildren.
Mourners are gathered at number 3 Muguza Way, Cranborne, Harare.