Actor Lawrence Simbarashe popularly known as Bonzo makes his return to the film sector when he features in a new drama series “The return of Timmy na Bonzo” that will be launched at Theatre in the Park in Harare on Friday.
After battling a blood pressure related ailment for some years, Bonzo has been on the limelight after reportedly failing to care for himself and his family. He has been living on the benevolence of well wishers. His long-time friend Timothy Tapfumaneyi said drama was meant to empower Mudhara Bonzo. Speaking to The Herald he also said acting runs in Bonzo’s blood,
Instead of him going around begging money from people he will be selling CDs and getting money. It runs in his blood. Even during the time he was not well people would just laugh from his jokes so this comedy announces his return in a big way. We are just expressing how people are using social media positively and negatively, how it is destroying families even how workers waste their productive time on social media. We have done our best to give people a good drama. We hope they will accept it.
Lawrence Simbarashe made his name in the “Timmy naBhonzo” ZTV drama series, “Heat the Sun” television mini-series and films such as “The Slit” (1996), “Jit” (1993) and “Cry Freedom” (1987) as well as “Flame” (1996).