Afro-pop musician Garry Mapanzure died in a freak accident that claimed the lives of two other people in Masvingo.
According to a source close to the development, Mapanzure, a passenger in the vehicle, was confirmed dead at around 3 a.m.
The source disclosed that he had spent hours waiting for an ambulance from Harare after air medical services failed to attend to him owing to power faults at a Masvingo helipad.
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The accident also claimed the lives of a friend and niece he had been travelling with.
Born on June 18, 1998, in Harare, Zimbabwe, as Gerry Garikai Munashe Mapanzure, Garry was a family-oriented individual. Despite the lack of public information about his family members, it has been suggested by various online sources that he was not an only child and had a sister. The identity of his sister, like much of his personal life, remains undisclosed.
Garry Mapanzure’s journey in music began early, growing up under the guidance of his pastoral parents. His talent for singing was discovered in church, and he honed this skill over the years. His formal education was completed at Kyle Preparatory School, where he remained from primary through to high school.
Garry’s professional music career took off in late 2017 with the release of his debut single, Wapunza. This song proved to be a major breakthrough, accumulating over 2 million views on YouTube. His active presence in the industry, coupled with his remarkable talent, earned him widespread admiration and respect.
The untimely loss of Garry Mapanzure is a significant blow to the Zimbabwean music industry. His legacy, however, will continue to live on through his music, which touched the hearts of many.