Afro Pop star Garry Mapanzure buried after tragic accident

The late Afro Pop sensation Garry Mapanzure, aged 25, was buried in a solemn ceremony at the Lawn Cemetery in Masvingo on Sunday.

MASVINGO – The late Afro Pop sensation Garry Mapanzure, aged 25, was laid to rest in a solemn ceremony at the Lawn Cemetery in Masvingo on Sunday.

The young musician tragically lost his life in a horrific car accident on Thursday, which occurred in the Clipsham Heights suburb along the Beitbridge Highway.

Tragically, Garry Mapanzure’s friend, Langton Madima, a 27-year-old student at Great Zimbabwe University studying Law, was driving the ill-fated Mazda Demio and lost his life at the scene.

Mapanzure’s sister, Margaret Zigomo, was admitted to the Masvingo Provincial Hospital, while her child tragically perished in the accident.

Additionally, another passenger, Respina Machokoto, was also admitted to the hospital.

Masvingo police spokesperson, Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa, provided details about the accident.

“The accident occurred when Munacho Charuma, aged 39, was driving a Honda CRV and attempted to turn in front of the oncoming Mazda Demio, in which Mapanzure and his companions were traveling,” he explained.

Afro Pop singer Garry Mapanzure died after horror crash in Masvingo on Friday 13th October 2023
FILE: Afro Pop singer Garry Mapanzure died after horror crash in Masvingo on Friday 13th October 2023. [Graphics via Zimbo Tea on YouTube]

The family spokesperson confirmed the somber funeral proceedings, stating, “Garry was buried at the Lawn Cemetery along Mutare Highway before the 4 Infantry Brigade turn-off on Sunday (yesterday) at 10 am.”

The tragic incident has left a void in the hearts of fans and loved ones. Mapanzure is survived by his one-year-old son, Thomas Junior, and his wife, Vimbai, who currently resides in the United Kingdom.

Garry Mapanzure, real name, Garikai Munashe Mapanzure first rose to prominence in 2017 with his hit single “Wapunza,” a track that featured his younger brother, Vicky.

He continued to captivate audiences with a string of other successful releases, including “Zvinoita,” “Moyo Muti,” “Aida” featuring dancehall artist Shinsoman, “Your Man,” “Slow,” and “Pindirai.”

Beyond his musical pursuits, Mapanzure was also the Chief Executive Officer of African Sushi Wear, a clothing line he founded in 2021.

The online store specializes in a range of products, including T-shirts, hoodies, and sweaters, adding an entrepreneurial dimension to his artistic career.

Garry Mapanzure’s untimely passing is a somber reminder of the fragility of life and has left a void in the hearts of his fans and all who knew him.

His contributions to the music industry and entrepreneurial ventures leave a lasting legacy that will continue to inspire and resonate with many.

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