Mabla 10 who is a renowned comedian in Zimbabwe, described Tomato as a rare talent that will not be replaced anytime soon.
“We have been robbed. It has been many years since I started to know Tomato and he was my young brother.
“I first met him at Zindoga as he was doing his skits. We then exchanged contacts and started to discuss about many things. I transformed him from street theatre to film and television. We did skits and some adverts till his untimely death,” he said.
The Bag Rabvaruka actor was one of the few who stood by the late Tomato when he fell sick and got admitted to a local hospital.
He visited Tomato daily and sourced funds to foot his hospital bill for upkeep and surgery.
“I used to visit him daily at hospital with PK, DMR Mukwashi.
“Even the day he passed away when he was supposed to get operated, I was there together with his mother.
“He was demanding to be discharged insisting his leg was now well but to my surprise I heard later in the day that he had died,” explained Mabla 10.
Tomato was laid to rest on Friday at Zororo Cemetery in a funeral that was supported by Nyaradzo Funeral and Nash Paints.