Veteran Actor Emmanuel Mbirimi To Be Buried Thursday.

The actor will always be remembered for his work in the arts.

By  | May 22, 2020, 03:56 PM  | Emmanuel Mbirimi 

Veteran actor and radio drama presenter Emmanuel Mbirimi is set to be buried on Thursday at Zororo Memorial Park.

He died at the age of 65 on Monday.

The veteran actor is survived by three children Tongayi, Tinashe and Chenai.

His eldest son, Tongayi told Zimeye that the family was devastated over the passing.

“I came to see him from South Africa on Sunday. Baba died around 11 pm on Monday. He was on dialysis machine and had a cardiac arrest as the kidney was affecting the heart. We have lost a father, an actor and advisor.”

The funeral wake was in Cranborne for a limited number of people.

“We were instructed to have 40 people at the funeral, including at the burial because of Covid-19,” he said.

“My brother and sister are not coming, they are based in the United Kingdom. We are managing the number of sand we have sanitizers at the entrance. It is a very difficult time for us.”

Mbirimi featured in local films such as “Neria”, “Tanyaradzwa”, “The Poacher”, “Zvinhu Zvacho” and “The Letter”.

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