Sungura maestro Tedious Matsito dies

Staff Writer

Sungura maestro Tedious Muchapedza Matsito has passed away at age 48.

His son Tedious Muchapedza Matsito Jnr, 17, confirmed his father’s death at Parirenyatwa Hospital Thursday morning.

Ngwenya Brother leader Tedious Muchapedza Matsito is no more

He is survived his wife Patience and five children.

The Gede Mwana hit-maker who dominated the charts after bursting onto the music scene in the 1990’s had been undergoing speech and physio-therapy after suffering successive mild strokes that affected his facial nerve system.

“He has rested. He passed on just after midnight at Parirenyatwa where he was admitted. He had been in and out of hospital for a while now. We will be announcing funeral arrangements shortly,” Matsito Jnr said.

He had taken over the responsibility of taking care of the family as well as the band under veteran artist Alick Macheso.

Macheso who had adopted the young protégé in both his musical pursuits and academics is assisting with funeral arrangements.

Matsito’s world began crumbling after he was involved in an accident that took some of his band members as he travelled back from a gig in Mozambique.

He then lost his leg to amputation after he developed gangrene in 2012.

The Ngwenya Brothers frontman was to suffer the first of his mild strokes in 2016 during a show in South Africa. It then intensified the following year condemning him to long and frequent hospital stints.