By Pamberi Trust with Ogova Ondego
Published May 16, 2012
The Book Café in Harare, Zimbabwe, shall on May 18, 2012 host a free public discussion to celebrate �The Life and Work of Walter Muparutsa�, the actor, writer, director, producer, and promoter who passed away recently.
The discussion will explore the multi-faceted aspects of Muparutsa�s life, his achievements and dreams, with presentations by Zimbabwean playwrights Daves Guzha and Andrew Whaley, Elvas Mari and Media and Communications Consultant Ray Mawerera .
The life of Walter Lambert Dehwe Muparutsa was full and rich, and a true example of dedication, commitment, selflessness, courage, passion and love. He was an award-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and promoter, �an out-and-out craftsman for stage and screen� – an iconic, larger-than-life figure in Zimbabwe’s film and theatre world.
Literally to his last days he was singing in his home church choir, busy with Global Arts activities, a key figure in the Chimanimani Arts Festival, and arranging with Pamberi Trust to launch a series of plays at the Book Cafe.
Muparutsa touched lives all over Zimbabwe, in communities, churches, associations in arts development, and the Arts and Culture industry was enriched by his life�s work, which also reached into many parts of the world he travelled.
The gathering on May 18 brings together friends, family and arts associates to pay tribute to his life and work. Partners who have helped to make the event a reality through their generous contributions include National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, Complete Arts Project, �Playing Warriors�, Trust Africa, ZITA and Nhimbe Trust, United States Public Affairs Section, Media For Development Trust, Rooftop Promotions, Virginia Phiri, Chirikure Chirikure, Andrew Whaley, Jeremy Brickhill and the Embassy of Spain.