Veteran actor Kembo Ncube who played a prominent role in the hit 1980s drama series Mukadota has died.
He was 96.
Ncube who was a magician, actor and comedian, died of heart failure at Mpilo Central Hospital on Sunday morning.
The actor was known for his role as Seka MaDube from Mbembesi who was Mukadota’s father in law in the drama. Mukadota (the late Safirio Madzikatire) had taken a second wife in the drama after Mai Rwizi.
His son Danisile Ncube said the family had lost a people’s person.
“He was a comedian and everywhere he went he would leave a lasting impression on people. Although we are naturally sad to have lost our father, he lived a blessed life. Being 96 years is a bonus of life,” said Danisile.
He said his father’s death not only left a void in the family but also in Bulawayo and Zimbabwe in general.
“It’s a great loss for the family too and for Bulawayo and Zimbabwe as a whole especially in the arts industry. Even some of his children like me were heavily influenced by my his artistry and we took up the arts,” said Danisile.
He said his father, born Martin Kamura Ncube on January 21, 1922, will be buried tomorrow at Lady Stanley Cemetery at 10AM.