The Zimbabwe Writers Association (ZWA) board, the entire membership and all our friends and colleagues in the writing fraternity of Zimbabwe and abroad are deeply saddened by the sad loss of Chiwoniso Maraire; singer, songwriter, and exponent of Zimbabwean mbira music. We pass our condolences to her family, the arts fraternity and fans. In our view, Chiwoniso was a fellow storyteller and intellectual who demonstrated rare talent, vision and wit. We shall miss her friendship and her rare ability to promote enduring Zimbabwean cultural traditions through her music. People like Chiwoniso do not die!
Secreatary General, Zimbabwe Writers Association, 27 July 2013+263733843455/ firstname.lastname@example.org