Jakobo -Eric Mabedi’s burial tomorrow

One of the country’s comedians Born Kalindo has described the death of fellow dramatist Eric Mabedi as a huge blow to the performing arts fraternity.

According to Kalindo whose stage name is Winiko, late Mabedi was a humble person who was always ready to impart knowledge to others. Mabedi died early morning today at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital where he was rushed to after a sudden illness yesterday.He was later diagnosed with Covid-19

Eric Mabedi in action for Kwathu Drama Group

Meanwhile, Kalindo has also disclosed that the body of late Mabedi will be laid to rest tomorrow at CI Cemetery in Blantyre.

“Due to COVID-19 preventive measures, we will not hold a funeral vigil,” said Kalindo.

Jakobo who hailed from Thumbwe village in Chiradzulu district. He was part of the famous Izeki ndi Jakobo duo.

His death comes a few days after the nation lost another artist Sweeney Chimkango. The musician cum broadcaster also succumbed to Covid-19.