17 November 2017
MANYENE Chivhu Arts Association actor, Tendai Israel Gavajena – better known as Hama Maoko – has died aged 64.
He was laid to rest yesterday at his rural home in Chivhu.
The actor was part of the new cast of the new film titled Village Secrets (Hama Maoko) where he starred as the traditional healer set to hit the market next year.
According the association founder Leonard Chibamu, the actor died after a short illness.
“We are mourning the death of leading actor who passed away on Wednesday.
“Hama Maoko was so talented and the void he has left will be difficult to feel.
“His nickname eventually became part of the title of the film.
“He was instrumental in the scenes which had traditional issues,” said Chibamu.
“May his soul rest in peace. We have lost a talented actor in this country.
“It will be difficult to his replacement on this film which will be launched in April next year.”