Legendary playwright, filmmaker and creative director Mr Cont Mdladla Mhlanga has died.
He died this morning, Monday 01 August 2022 at a health care facility in Bulawayo where he was admitted last week.
In a statement seen by Pindula News, National Arts Council of Zimbabwe Executive Director, Nicholas Moyo said:
DEATH NOTICE: CONTE THE LEGEND HAS PASSED ON
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.
Nicholas Moyo Executive Director
Mhlanga has been under constant and close medical supervision since Friday 22 July and was last week said to be “stable and responding well to treatment.”