A relative told Radio VOP that the star who survived under the care of a friend in Cape Town had been transferred to Johannesburg where medical attention was not enough to see him through.
He died Friday evening at Natal Spree Hospital Catholic Home.
Samuel Ravengai, former Studio 263 scriptwriter, said Muwengwa had been hopeful that he would release an album for his fans but “somehow his health took a sudden down-spiral.
Godwin Mawuru, Studio 263 executive director said Muwengwa’s wife had broken the news to him in a development that he says was disturbing.
“He was great star and we will sadly miss him. He was proud of his country hence his desire to educate young people on the rich Shona he always used with ease.”
The actor-cum-musician has been battling Hyokalemia, a blood related illness, since October 2008.
He acted in two local drama productions, Studio 263 and Tiriparwendo.
During his time he also ventured into music where he released a heat song called Matinetsa.
Chinyanga was born in September 1960 in Uzumba in Murehwa and attended Mashambanhaka Primary before proceeding to Morris High for secondary education.
He leaves behind wife Tafadzwa Tema and three sets of twins.