Former Studio 263 actress Anne Nhira who played Vimbai Jari has died.

She was 38.

Nhira who was based in South Africa is reported to have sustained injuries on her chest area, rib cage, and back during a robbery on Monday afternoon, in Bedford View, South Africa.

Anne Nhira was a popular Zimbabwean actress, model, film producer, and talent manager who rose to prominence in the early 2000s when she featured in the soap opera Studio 263. Nhira also tried her hand in singing in 2013 when she released a single, “The One”.

In August 2017, Nhira came back into the spotlight after she wrote a letter to the Ministry of Tourism, criticising the decision to hire Zodwa Wabantu to perform at the Harare International Carnival, claiming the South African is of loose morals. As a result, Zodwa wabantu was barred from taking part in the Carnival.

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