Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
THE much-anticipated tombstone unveiling of Leonard Dembo takes place tomorrow in Chirumanzi District, 25 years after his death.
Dembo died aged 37 on April 9 1996, robbing the showbiz landscape of a creative genius and veteran lyricist.
With Dembo’s music still as wonderful as ever, the family has finally decided to celebrate his Silver Jubilee as well as unveiling the legendary musician’s tombstone.
Family spokesperson Edfree January told H-Metro Entertainment & Lifestyle that everything was well on course.
“We have covered a lot of groundwork and we are now waiting for the day to come.
“As such, we have made follow-ups of the invitation letters and we do expect the majority of people we invited to come.
“It’s a big occasion where we are celebrating our father whose music continue to touch hearts of many,” he said.
January who was very close to Dembo said they were humbled by the support they got from various stakeholders.
“The support that we have been receiving is overwhelming which shows that Dembo was a man of the people,” he added.
Dembo’s sons – Morgen and Tendai – said they were looking forward to the day.
The two siblings spent the greater of the fortnight in Chaka Village preparing for the day.
Dembo’s widow Eunice and South Africa based daughter Fenestia are also expected to attend the event.
Innocent Mjinut who worked with the Barura Express is set to grace the event along with a host of other musicians.
Gramma Records representative are also invited at this special occasion.