Founder of the illustrious Amakhosi Theatre Productions and one of Zimbabwe’s most prolific arts practitioners, Cont Mhlanga is dead.
National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) Executive Director Nicholas Moyo confirmed his death in a statement seen by News Central.
“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 Cont Mdladla Mhlanga.
“Cont was admitted in hospital 10 days ago, whilst his situation seemed to stabilise, 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.
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