Renowned author and poet David Mungoshi dies

By ZBC Reporter

IT is another sad day in the arts industry following the death of the renowned author and poet David Mungoshi.

The well-known author died this Saturday at the age of 71. His son Tadiwa confirmed David Mungoshi’s death through a telephone interview with the ZBC News.

“My father died last night at Avenues Clinic in Harare. He has been struggling with his health for the past few years. He was a writer, an editor and an educationist,” said Tadiwa.

Zimbabwe Writers Association Board Chair, Monica Cheru said the arts industry is devastated after the sad development.

“Mungoshi was a very good writer who has left a gap which is hard to fill in the writing industry. We are saddened by his death. He was good at writing books, poetry and even acting. This is a huge loss to the arts fraternity,” she said.

David Mungoshi is known for penning books such as The Fading Sun, Stains on the Wall, Broken Dream and various anthologies which include Live Like an Artist and three poems in Zimbolicious Poetry, among others.

His death comes as the world art industry is still trying to come to terms with the demise of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman who died this Saturday.