Veteran award-winning musician Mbuya Stella Chiweshe has died today at her home in Kuwadzana.
She was 76.
Her relative Rector Kandemiviri confirmed the death to the media.
“She wasn’t feeling much well of late, coupled with age. The last time she came kumusha she was saying her days are almost up and as such, she needed to settle back home,” he said.
Born Stella Rambisai Nekati Chiweshe on July 8, 1946 in Mujumi Village, Mhondoro, Ambuya Stella Chiweshe was internationally known for her singing and playing of the mbira dzavadzimu, a traditional instrument in Zimbabwe.
She learned to play mbira from 1966 to 1969 when fewer females played the instrument. She is well remembered for the tracks such as Nhemamusasa and Chachimurenga.