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Brown daughters Chengeto & Chiedza mourning their mother in 2013

Andy Brown & Chiwoniso’s daughter commits suicide

Tragedy has struck the Brown and Maraire families as late couple Andy & Chiwoniso’s younger daughter Chiedza Brown committed suicide on Saturday 12th September 2015 in Dallas Texas, USA. She was 15 and described by many as optimistic and full of life.

Her surviving sister Chengeto (17) paid tribute to her sister on her social network where we extract the following statement:

There are no words that can explain the pain my family and I are going through. No sister should ever have to write this. I have lost the light and love of my life at a time that was too early. I now have three angels watching over me.

With a broken heart I share this…

“We are heartbroken to share the news that Chiedza Brown has passed away tragically on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Chiedza was a loving daughter, sister, cousin and friend. She was a remarkable girl who touched the lives of everyone who met her.”

Chiedza was an accomplished singer, painter, actress and had a true love and gift for playing the mbira that she learned from her mother. She was known to all for her bright energy and was always laughing. She was an incredibly caring person who had dreams of pursuing her art and music. She will be remembered for her energy, her smile and her love for all.

The Maraire and Brown families are asking for privacy as they mourn the loss of such a young life. For those who may ask what they can do to honor Chiedza, the family asks that you please send donations to help with her services in Texas and her burial with her family in Zimbabwe. Donations can be made via PayPal to the Chiedza Brown Memorial Fund (chiedzabrownmemorial@gmail.com).

Service details will be announced in the next few days. The family thanks everyone for their support and respect. 

Reasons for Chiedza taking her life still remain sketchy but sources close to the family are coming short of speculating tense family relations and living conditions. May her soul rest in peace.

– Additional Source: Millicent Chanetsa

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