Thomas Mapfumo’s sister has passed away following a long battle with breast cancer


The sister of exiled Chimurenga star, Thomas Mapfumo has passed away in Harare following a long battle with breast cancer.

Blessing Vava who is Chimurenga Music Company publicist took to Facebook and announced the death of Edith Murivimi Mapfumo.“On behalf of Chimurenga Music Company we mourn the death of Tete Edith Muvirimi Mapfumo, Dr Thomas Mapfumo’s sister who passed on yesterday in Harare after a long battle with breast cancer.

MUKANYA-SISTER“We send our heartfelt condolences to the family, colleagues and friends,” he wrote. Vava said Mukanya was unable to attend but his younger brother Lancelot was expected in the country for the funeral.


“They are still planning, maybe his brothers are coming. We will inform, Lancelot came to Zimbabwe last month kuzowona tete (to see Edith),” he said.

Mourners are gathered at 109 Muchirahondo Mbare.