chronicle.co.zw 04 Aug, 2022 01:30 am

Tribute to arts legend Cont Mhlanga

Tribute to arts legend Cont Mhlanga
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Dr Obadiah Thembani Moyo On my on behalf and that of my organisation, Rural Libraries and Resources Development Programme (RLRDP), I convey my sincere condolences to Mrs Mhlanga, family and the arts fraternity in Zimbabwe on the passing away of our legend Cont Mhlanga.My association with Cont Mhlanga dates back to 1986 when I attached to Amakhosi students from Farnebo, a Swedish International Folk High School that studies peace, environment, gender and human rights at international level.The above two examples reveal Cont Mhlanga as a sharp minded person with extraordinary ways of executive his tasks.These visitors were always impressed with Cont Mhlanga’s skills and interest in sharing his knowledge in the arts and exchange of experiences and ideas.

Cont Mhlanga was grassroots grounded and with his rural and township links, always stood  for the rights of the common person, whose aspirations were revealed in his writings, plays and public presentations.Such was the connection and respect that Cont Mhlanga had with the Makokoba township youths.

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