Tributes Pour Out For Pretty Xaba

Tributes have been pouring out for the late Studio 263 Actress Pretty Xaba who has lost her battle to cancer.

Pretty Xaba

Pretty Xaba

People from all walks of life shared their grief as news of the loss of a woman who played Mai Muvengwa on Zimbabwe’s leading soap opera filtered in.

Fellow artists and family members weighed in on the sad news.

Her daughter Hope Chakombera described her as an incredible woman:

My mother passed away this evening. On behalf of my family and myself, I would like to thank everyone who has supported us emotionally, financially and spiritually throughout my mother’s sickness. She fought till the end, she was an incredible woman who will forever be cherished. Her body is still in India, arrangements are underway to bring her home. The love and support from all of you has been overwhelming, thank you for everything you have done for Pretty Xaba. Her soul is at peace.

Musician Edith Weutonga said:

Go well Pretty Xaba. God had His own plans with you….we tried our best..

Jinilika Dance chief Plot Mhako shared his sorrow:

PRETTY XABA may your Soul Rest in Peace. you fought a great fight and ran a fruitful race. your legacy in the arts lives forever.

Comedian Nqobizitha ‘Q’ Dube Siziba ex[pressed his shock:

I just received the worst news… Pretty Xaba You have passed on… You fought a great fight… Well done!!!!!!!! Lay well…. ‪#‎GodHasYouNow‬ ‪#‎CancerDidntWinYOUDID‬ ‪#‎GoodBye‬

Fellow actress Rutendo Chigudu was still trying to come to terms with the loss:

Pretty Xaba, still trying to process this one …tjo, vakoma …I’m speechless still, unable to understand but God is still God …vatanha, vazorodza, hapana zvatingaite
You’ll live on in our hearts
Rest in peace

Radio presenter and actress Tendai Chakanyuka was shattered:

Now that i have got a grip,i am still numb with shock and shattered beyond words. little did i know too this was the last goodbye. i was so hopeful and was looking forward to welcoming her back early next year…Mwari vatonga havo.ndiri kurwadziwa.no more pain pretty shamwari.you were a fighter but God wanted you in his garden too.rest in peace Mai Hope askana. pamwe ndichabvuma ndaona.right now noooo kani!

While another actress Evangelista Mwatse spoke of her grief:

Iam deeply grieved to hear of aunt Pretty Xaba’s passing after her long battle with cancer.
*Taiti tichakuonay madzoka nhai veduwoye*
I am very honored to have worked with her in several productions and having a good relationship off work. Will never forget what a great person and source of inspiration she was, the laughs, the advices the gossiping among atha things. She will always be rememberd.
With caring thoughts …May her dearly departed soul rest in eternal piece.

It is easy to see that she was a woman who touched a lot of people and that her legacy is strong.

We will continue to give you updates on more tributes as we come across them.

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