AfricaPress-Tanzania: THE government has sent condolence to family and relatives of the popular artiste and comedian Gladys Chiduo ‘Zipompapompa’ who passed away in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday.
The government spokesman and the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports Permanent Secretary, Dr Hassan Abassi said from Dodoma on Wednesday that the sudden demise is a big blow to the whole nation and the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi(CCM) as she served all very well.
Well known by her stage name Zipompapompa, Gladys was also a popular MC in various occasions organised by CCM, to the extent her untimely death was looked as a big blow to the entire performing art in Tanzania.
Zipompapompa worked with popular artistes most notably the late King Majuto, the late Small Wangamba and the late Mzee Small and Joti.
She also participated in the various radio dramas aired by the then Radio Tanzania Dar es Salaam (RTD) before it changed its name to Tanzania Broadcasting Cor