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Tongai 'Dhewa' Moyo - ZmboJam: Dhewa's life story told by friends and family

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Zimbabwe's showbiz website ZmboJam, writes an article on Tongai ‘Dhewa' Moyo: Dhewa's life story told by friends and family.


Relatives, friends and fans of the late Sungura maestro, Tongai ‘Dhewa’ Moyo on October 18, 2011 came in their thousands to pay their last respects to the Naye hit-maker at his homestead in Sesombe, Zhombe where he was buried.


Tongai Dhewa Moyo

Hundreds showed up at Tongai Dhewa Moyo’s funeral. The late Sungura superstar was laid to rest at a family graveyard in Sesombe, Zhombe.




Dhewa leaves behind a wife, Minenhle Mukweli, and six children. Zimbo Jam to honour the late great musician brings you excerpts of his life story.


Silent Ntini one of Dhewa’s close friends, told the Zimbo Jam that, Tongai Moyo was born in Sesombe, Zhombe as the second child in a family of two boys and one girl. The late musician went to Chiedza primary and Mbizo secondary schools. When he finished his A’levels between 1994- 1995, Dhewa enrolled for a diploma in accounting at Kwekwe Polytechnic as a part timer.


Later Dhewa dropped out of college and decided to concentrate on recording his music; thus becoming a full time musician and releasing the first album Vimbo in 1997. Later He joined the Ministry of Health in 1988 as an Accountant at Kwekwe General Hospital (KGH) and retired in 2000 because he had become very popular in his music career.


Tongai Dhewa Moyo

From left, Somandla Ndebele is consoled by Macheso whilst Pastor Charamba looks on. 




The Zimbo Jam found out that Dhewa’s favourite pastime was watching and playing football. He also loved eating chicken wings and pork bones. Peter Phiri another close friend added to the food list that Dhewa liked eating fish.


 Mai Huku a fan of Dhewa told the Zimbo Jam that, “he taught us to be smart. We could take designs (for clothes) that he brought to us” and this helped increase her clothing style and thus profits. Mbuya Munikwa was in great pain as she spoke about how her nephew was, “a pillar of strength in my life.” The loss of the great sungura star was expressed in conversations and tears with each person the Zimbo Jam spoke with.


Spencer, a band member, expressed how he considered Dhewa as his close relative and together with Shiga Shiga the band manager, they both felt that Dhewa was a brother and father to the band.


Dhewa’s son, Peter Moyo is at the moment going to take over and lead the Utakataka Express. Shiga Shiga speaking on behalf of the band said they would back up Peter and give him all the support he deserves.


Tongai Dhewa Moyo

^ From left Minister Shamu and Tedious Matsito of Ngwenya brothers address the people present at Dhewa’s funeral.




Tongai Moyo’s death triggered outburst of sorrow from people around the country who travelled from places as far as Harare, Bulawayo to his rural home so they could witness the tragic death of this popular musician. Lancaschire steel soccer player, Tichaona Chiposi told Zimbo Jam, “Tongai was my best artist in Sungura, he was the only person who could compete with Alick Macheso. Sungura will never be the same again.”


True Sungura will have a missing superstar as Dhewa had recorded 14 albums to his name. He also toured the continent and the world, at one time Dhewa toured the United Kingdom for over a month.


Somandla Ndebele urged the remaining members of the Utakataka Express to remain united and support Peter the way they did to his late father so that Tongai Moyo’s legacy can continue.

- Zimbojam
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Anonymous user 6 years
the death o f tongai moyo is lost to sungura music since there was big competition among the sungura music.l wold like to encoraged the fomer group to work together as one and continues with the band'may Tongai moyo sore rest in peace
Anonymous user 6 years
the death of Tongai is big loss, not to his family only but to the nation. Its God's decision, there is no reverse, we will remember you till we meet Dhewa.
Anonymous user 6 years
uhm..marwadzo
Anonymous user 6 years
but why kuwanza madzimai manje so
Anonymous user 6 years
we lost a very big talent. RIP DHEWA, we will always remamber you through your good work.
Anonymous user 5 years
from all the sungura he was my best. for every tour made at e border i cld swandle my revenue to make sure i suport him doing his excellency on e stage''''i loved him very much e late hero and i guess/suspect there is no one ,who can dress like him..who can compete w e so called legend alick macheso

Anonymous user 5 years
Macheso haachina wekuita mapitse naye, dai mupfana uyu aitawo zvisvinu.
Anonymous user 5 years
R.I.P Dhehwa l will always remember u my bro u was the only the best sungura artist to me
Anonymous user 4 years
Kufa kwatongai kwakandrwadza and ndnonzw kusafara kana ndchteereera musambo yaakasiya REST IN PEACE DHEWA MOYO 4rm Tawanda Sithole Moyo in south africa
Anonymous user 4 years
Rest in piece Dhewa,by Tokwe Moyo Clever
Anonymous user 4 years
Kufa kwaDhewa kwakandirwadza kurasi kirwa kukuru rest in peace l salute u "lgwe.e.e" frm Challe.
Anonymous user 4 years
My favourite dhewa
Anonymous user 4 years
he was my hero too,ever since he passed away sungura music has never been the same.Has Dhewa was the guy giving other musicians close contest releasing,now that he is no more others have relaxed.i missed his voice.Rest in peace bro
Anonymous user 4 years
Rest in piece tongai
Anonymous user 4 years
dhewa let God gve a share in his kingdom
Anonymous user 4 years
dhewa let God gve u a part in his kingdom
Anonymous user 4 years
R.l.p muridzi wenyaya
Anonymous user 4 years
ndakarwadziwa sure
Anonymous user 4 years
dhehwa dai zvaiita kuti mudzoke dai makadzoka, zvisinei tichangorwadziwa uye kukanganwa takoniwa "REST IN PEACE"sylot
Anonymous user 4 years
We still love u Dhewa ,zororai murugare.
Anonymous user 4 years
RIP dhewa rest in peace shame,ronda rawajatisiira harife rakapora Tongai zorora murugare
Anonymous user 4 years
The death of dhewa is a big loss not to his family only but to the nation.REST IN PC
Anonymous user 4 years
Hayiwa wakashandira mweya wamwari ronda ndiroratakasara naro inguva hayo hapana angazviramba
Anonymous user 4 years
Peter why kuda vakadzi so!
Anonymous user 4 years
Even i,me mbavhalelo makahane i say tongai was a lengend
Anonymous user 4 years
Jajaja tongai de grate murozwi mukuru vasikana muriko here wer ever i go i will nver see ur new releas and live performence stile even dow u hv past away be4 may godz and god keep u until we mit in heaven truly i love u from mbavhalelo makahane (south africa)-soon a new day we wil be to gather at heaven
Anonymous user 4 years
Tongai came back again pawakatisiira panorwadza.So help yr child.
Anonymous user 4 years
Rest in peace Dehwa
Anonymous user 4 years
The late samanyemba hit maker was the only sungura icon who could put macheso under a stiff competition.zororai murugare dhewa. From Ronnie Dirwai
Anonymous user 4 years
Rest in peace; tongai moyo
Anonymous user 4 years
Rest in peace my brother Tongai moyo From Brighton Moyo South Africa
Anonymous user 4 years
mwari makatirasa panadhewa nanhasi tirikungo chema
Anonymous user 4 years
zvichiri kungorwadza
Anonymous user 3 years
Zvinorwadza chaizvo kusiwa namukoma tongai moyo
Anonymous user 3 years
Some people say he didnot have a better house and was a lodjer.is it true
Anonymous user 3 years
Such is life,we are all on our way,rip murozvi from yvonne rose kwekwe
Anonymous user 3 years
Tongai Dhewa Moyo since u left us ,we r still cryng R.I.P hama yangu.
Anonymous user 3 years
Tongai Dhewa Moyo since u left us ,we r still cryng R.I.P hama yangu.
Anonymous user 3 years
We still luv ur muziq rest in peace from emmaculate onyimo
Anonymous user 3 years
Maudu khathutshelo from tshisahulu ilove dewa music and the ways of dresses I will always love your music' rest in peace murozwi mukulu' dewa' 0798371655
Anonymous user 3 years
i miss u tongai moyo R.I.P MY KING, BEST ARTIST YA ZIMBA (MVURAMESE NAYE)
Anonymous user 3 years
Dhewa makandirwadzisa kufa kwenyu kunogara kuchingondirwadza zororai murugare dhewa
Anonymous user 3 years
next month is the month to remember tongai moyo eish Dehwa makanga mava kuenda here pamakarova live show paGibbo Stadium Triangle uri musi wa25 may 2011makaita zvinorova zuva iri asi hazvinei zororai murugare Robala gakgotso Dehwa from Evans Gwanyanya wepaMberengwa kwaMai Nona
Anonymous user 3 years
Death is unfair and painful we still miss you Dehwa you left unclosable hole on Zimbabwe Music and abroad by Evans Gwanyanya (Mberengwa)
Anonymous user 3 years
Death is unfair and painful we still miss you Dehwa you left unclosable hole on Zimbabwe Music and abroad by Evans Gwanyanya (Mberengwa)
Anonymous user 2 years
ndizvozvinoita murudo we are still crying /bengimthanda ngempela namanje uma ngidlala ku utube kufika inyembezi emehlweni alale kahle umoyo rest in peace
Anonymous user 2 years
Tongai Dewa we are still remembering you through your songs R.I.P Isaac.T.Watungwa
Anonymous user 2 years
Tongai Dewa we are still remembering you through your songs R.I.P Isaac.T.Watungwa
Anonymous user 2 years
Rest in Peace T is all our way
Anonymous user 2 years
it was a great loss to all utakataka fans rest in piece igweee
Anonymous user 2 years
I cry every time i watch your cancer battle video Dhewa, it was God's will RIP. But if it were up to me, i would still want you around, your music is a footprint in the Sungura regime. Your music is melody to my ears...i cant help missing you. From Melontine
Anonymous user 11 months
If tears wud bring sm1 from the dead,m very sure my dearest sekuruT.Moyo wud be still alive to this day.its bin 5 years now since u left us BT kurwadziwa kwacho hakuperi.we miss u.
Anonymous user 3 months
tinotenda hedu
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