Former Studio 263 actress dies

FORMER Studio 263 actress, Benhilda Marume, who played Tamara — Tom Mbambo’s sister, in the soap, has died.

BY WINSTONE ANTONIO

She was 30.

Marume died on Friday at United Bulawayo Hospitals where she was admitted after being transferred from Munene Hospital in Mberengwa.
Family spokesman and actress’ brother, Milton Marume, confirmed the death saying she will be buried at her rural area in Mukumba in Marondera.

“Benhilda passed away on Friday around 11pm after a short illness. She left Harare on Sunday on an assignment in Mberengwa,” he said.
“She started vomiting on Thursday morning and she was taken to Munene Hospital before being transferred to United Bulawayo Hospitals, where she died,” he said.

Milton said his sister had two scans and a minor operation on Friday.
Studio 263 director, Godwin Mawuru said he was saddened by the news. “It is a loss to Studio 263 and the whole of Zimbabwe,” Mawuru said.
“She was still part of us. She was a very dedicated and intelligent woman who rose against disability.”

Benhilda was born on February 7 1982 in Bulawayo and she was the last born in a family of six, with two boys and four girls.

She did her primary and secondary education at Victoria Primary School and Victoria High School in Masvingo respectively.

Before her death, Benhilda was working with the Disabled Women Support Organisation (DWSA) as the programmes officer. She was also a member in the special youth advisory board on disability.

Mourners are gathered at number 5514 Platinum Road in Zimre Park.

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14 Responses to Former Studio 263 actress dies

  1. Pardon January 13, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    May her soul rest in peace.

  2. Jonathan Takavarasha January 13, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    memories of our childhood on 3rd street come flooding back, you and Tabeth were practically inseparable. life presumed to knock you down, yet inspite of the odds being stacked firmly against you, you rose above it, and in your rising showed a nation that nothing is impossible for the resolute, determined and persevering soul. you stood as a reminder that being handicapped does not equate to being disabled and in doing so left an indelible mark on many who but for your existence might have gone on convinced that for all the faculties God gave them, their handicap well and truly meant they are disabled. Go well my sister. you will be sorely missed Bheni.

  3. Douglas mapfeka January 13, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    Its big loss to the entertaintment arena.She was amazing.She greatly contributed to the perfection and success of studio 263.An intelligent,prudent and courageous girl who was ready to empowerand fight for the physically challenged populace..May Her Soul Rest In Peace.Your hard work will be always remembered.

  4. Mutepfa January 13, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    We are heart broken,you showed such resiliency to life, nothing was impossible, you are sadly missed,RIP

  5. takawira moyo January 13, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    to many she is a former fine actress, but to most people in mberengwe she was a person who toured the whole district and made people aware of the rights of people with disability. She talked so passionately about the subject and many people here now understand that people with disabilities deserve better. few pple here new she was into acting but they loved her so much. down here we had a priviledge to work with her face to face for more than 2 years and we got emotionally connected. Rip.

  6. DIANA CHIDEDE January 13, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    BENNIE WAS MY INSPIRATION AND MY MOTIVATOR.SHE MY DAYS AT RUWA REHABILITATION THE MOST MEMORABLE.IF IT WASNT FOR BENNIE IT WASNT GOING TO BE EASY FOR ME TO ACCEPT DISABILITY.GO WELL BENNIE I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.

  7. Blantina January 14, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    Benni, u will be sadly missed . , in God’ hands may u find rest.

  8. bylliards January 14, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    was just going through the papers and out of curiosity i checked out this article about Tamara.My heart goes out to her and may her soul rest in eternal peace.til we meet again Tamara we will miss you.From a fan

  9. Moreblessing Muzondo January 16, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Will be FOREVER remembered

  10. samantha January 16, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    u added humour to the entettainment industry, i remember the day u challenged your brother tom mbambo on studio 263 and asked him if uhe was embarassed to show u to his friends, u made 263 to be so entertaining, now it wil be boring we wil miss u rest in peace

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  14. Lincoln Mhako February 2, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    Rest in Peace Benhilda. Thanks for the good times pa Vic High.

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