By Staff Reporter
Acclaimed multi talented artist, Conte Mhlanga who helped shape most Matabeleland artist’s careers through his Amakhosi stable has passed on in Bulawayo after a short illness at the age of 64.
According to a press statement released by the National Arts Council – Read below
It is with a heavy heart and intense sadness that the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe Board and Management announces to the nation and the Cultural and Creative Sectors in Zimbabwe and internationally the sad passing on of the legendary Conte Mdladla Mhlanga.
Conte Mhlanga was admitted in hospital 10 days ago, whilst his situation seemed to stabilize, it took a different turn in the last three(3) days. Conte passed on this morning.
Cont Mdladla Mhlanga is a playwright, filmmaker and creative director. His career in the cultural and creative industries began in 1982 when formed Amakhosi which started as a youth karate club but switched to professional theatre in 1988.
The Nation will be informed of further details of the unfolding situation in due course.