Veteran Broadcaster Tembo Buried In Bulawayo

Veteran broadcaster, Lazarus Tembo who died on the 24th of August in the United Kingdom, has been buried at Westpark Cemetery in Bulawayo.

Friends and relatives had time to bid farewell to veteran broadcaster and music promoter.

Lazzie T, as Tembo was affectionately known, was a household name on radio and television in the 1990s.

He was the voice behind the then ZBC Radio 2 advertorial ‘Jarzin Man’ and the television musical show Mvengemvenge.

He was an amazing person, he was a Christian and to us, he was our hero,” said Tembo`s sister, Mrs Therezia Chikwenhere.

“It is sad that we have lost a pillar in our family,” Tembo’s elder brother, Steven Million said.

For son Lewis, the Jarzin advertisement done by his father had become his alarm to leave for school while daughter, Nomalanga had fond memories of her father.

“The Jarzin show was an alarm for me to rush to school. These are the memories we have of my father. We are celebrating his life,” Nomalanga said.

Born on the 4th of November 1963, Tembo attended primary school at Mafakela before doing his secondary at Luveve.

After school, he joined the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) before working for Gramma Records company.

He then left for the United Kingdom where he had been staying till his death.

Tembo is survived by his wife, Edna and two children Lewis and Nomalanga.