Praise Masvosva, Entertainment Reporter
PROMINENT businessman and arts promoter Kudzanai Kangara was buried in Bindura on Monday. He died on Sunday after showing signs of Covid-19.
Kangara was 46 years old. His son Darlington could not shed more light since he was busy with funeral arrangements.
“It’s hard to swallow, I have no much time on the phone.
“I can confirm Mudhara will be laid to rest in Bindura on Monday (yesterday).
“Yes, it’s true he had Covid-19 symptoms. He had shortness of breath,” he said.
According to a reliable source, Kangara (late) was rushed to a private hospital in Chitungwiza after showing signs of deterioration.
“On Thursday, Boss Kangara was rushed to the hospital in Chitungwiza in an ambulance. “From that time he kept on deteriorating and he took his last breath on Sunday morning,” said the source. Kangara was not only a businessman in Bindura, but a father figure to the community.
Orphans, widows and other less privileged people benefited from him. An employee of Kangara Gold Buyers said his death was a loss to the family, community, Bindura and Zimbabwe.
“We have lost a caring boss and a father figure. He was not difficult to approach and he could listen to us anytime.
“He had an open door policy where every worker was able to approach and associate with him. “Takarasikirwa zvikuru and the gap will be difficult to fill. “We are still in shock, the year started on a bad note.”
Meanwhile, the arts industry has once again been plunged into mourning following the death of music promoter Kangara. Musicians who benefited from his generosity expressed sorrow. Gospel musician, Mathias Mhere said it was sad to lose someone like Kangara.
“I am in shock ndarwadziwa because he was a good man. Our relationship was still developing and I am grateful for what he has done in my life,” he said.
Guspy Warrior, who was yet to meet Kangara in person, said it was a loss to the arts industry. “I just know his son Boss Darlington (Kangara 2) so it’s sad to lose a parent and he has been helping artistes.
“I urge people to continue practicing all safety measures to avoid the spread of coronavirus. “These days I am always home and following all the orders,” said Guspy Warrior.
Bindura-based gospel musician Lasper, who is still failing to accept the death of his promoter said it will take time for him to accept.
“He was a father figure to me and everything was going well through his intervention.
“Mudhara ndiye aiprovider everything to me and even made special decisions in my life. I don’t know how will I accept that he is gone.
“Mudhara aiva munhu wevanhu and it was very simple to approach him.
“I am sure he was my number one fan because he was always encouraging me to preach the word of God through songs.
“He sponsored collaborations with wellknown artistes and we were working together very well.
“I just want to say Boss Kangara rest in peace, you fought till the end,” said Lasper. Tocky Vibes, Madam Boss, Killer T and Kudzi Nyakudya are some of the entertainers who benefited from Kangara.