Sharon Chigeza Entertainment Correspondent
COMEDIAN Farai Kowani, popularly known as ‘Mabhegedhe’ or ‘ Mascones’ referring to merchandise he sold with enthusiasm, has died at age 24.
Kowani passed away on Sunday afternoon at Mutare Provincial hospital after succumbing to serious head injuries as a result of a road accident.
He was last week hit by a Lobel’s delivery truck.
He was well-known for comic video of selling scones, which earned him the title “Huya utenge mascones”, that went viral on social media a few years ago.
Kowani’s aunt, Mrs Shupikai Makwara confirmed his death which she described as a sad loss to the entertainment industry as well as the Sakubva community.
“This is a sad loss to the family as well as the community in which he was well known for selling freshly baked scones and baked beans. These items earned him the nicknames ‘mascones’ or ‘mabhegedhe’ referring to baked beans,” she said.
His mother, Rosemary Saungweme was deeply distraught at the loss of one of her children whom she relied on for assistance at any given time. Speaking at the funeral, she described Kowani as a hardworking business man who would make a living out of both comic and trade.
“He was one of three siblings living with me and I would always rely on him if ever I needed assistance around the home.
“He was a reliable young man who pledged to always support me through thick and thin,” said Saungweme.
Mourners are gathered at 369 A OTS in Sakubva awaiting the arrival of Kowani’s father from Cape Town, South Africa.
His burial has been scheduled for Sunday in his rural home in Birchenough.