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Zimbabwean music legend and Sungura star Tongai Moyo has passed away at St Annes Hospital in Harare at about 2000hrs on Saturday. Dhewa as he is affectionately known by his legion of fans finally succumbed after a long struggle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
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According to several reports there was chaos backstage at the Lion Lager Beerfest as news started arriving of the sungura maestro’s death and artists started making plans to travel to the musician’s home. Recently Moyo failed to turn up for the Zim’s Finest concert as he was reportedly too ill to perform.
Moyo has been in and out of hospital and in September Nehanda Radio.com reported how he was diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was admitted in hospital over one weekend. During that time his condition deteriorated so much he started having convulsions.
Dhewa, with more than 10 albums to his name, proved that he was a force to reckon with in the music industry as his fame spread to as far afield as the United States and the United Kingdom. His efforts were rewarded with several awards at the Zimbabwe Music Awards in the past.
The ‘Samanyemba’ and ‘Naye’ star was battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer which affects cells in the lymphatic system. The non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) are a diverse group of blood cancers that vary significantly in their severity, from indolent to very aggressive.
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Last year in May his wife Barbara Muchengeti died at Kwekwe General Hospital after taking poison following a domestic dispute. Things took a bad turn when Moyo invited his younger wife to stay with them. Also last Moyo took a public HIV test to kill off rumours that he was in fact battling the illness.
The singer is said to have tested negative for the HIV virus according to the journalist who accompanied him. At the time of his death Moyo was undergoing intensive radiotherapy as part of his treatment. Nehanda Radio.com
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OVER 15 000 FANS SAY GOODBY TO TONGAI DHEWA MOYO GOODBYE AT FUNERAL
By Lance Guma
17 October 2011
Over 15 000 people packed into Mbizo Stadium in Kwekwe to pay their last respects to music superstar Tongai Moyo, who died Saturday evening. The 43 year old, affectionately known as ‘Dhewa’, died at St Annes Hospital in Harare after a six year battle with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells.
Fellow musicians Sulumani Chimbetu, his best friend Somandla Ndebele, First Farai and Pastor Charles Charamba and Olivia Charamba, among others, attended a special church service that was held in Harare on Sunday. Later on business came to a standstill as Moyo’s body, accompanied by family members and friends, was driven from the funeral parlour to his home town of Kwekwe.
On Monday his legion of fans were given an opportunity to pay their last respects to the Utakataka Express frontman at the local Mbizo Stadium. It was there that 15 000 people got the chance to file past his casket and view his body, which was later driven to his rural home of Zhombe where SW Radio Africa understands he will be buried on Tuesday.
Meanwhile Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday issued a statement mourning the death of Moyo describing him as “an iconic musician who raised the country’s flag and helped lift the arts industry in the country.” Tsvangirai said Moyo had “kept the nation entertained through his thought-provoking lyrics and was one of the most popular musicians in the country.”
Tongai Moyo and Tsvangirai have over the years struck up a close bond. When Tsvangirai’s wife Susan died in a suspicious car accident, Moyo travelled all the way to Buhera for the burial. When Moyo’s first wife committed suicide last year Tsvangirai spent a considerable amount of his time at his house in Kwekwe.
ALICK MACHESO at DHEWA'S FUNERAL