Thomas worked in domestic service as a waiter and for a bakery before joing the National Gallery in 1957, where he soon became head attendant, a post he held for a long while.
Thomas Mu as he was called, had a tremendous love and knowledge of local folk customs. In the atmosphere of the National Gallery, he soon began to put on canvas these stories. His work remains among the best local painting of that time. The next step was for Thomas, encouraged by Frank McEwen, to spend all his time attacking stone in the Workshop School of which he was a founder member. Hewas not afraid of the hardest stones and loved to carve semi-abstract figures, all of which had a story. In addition to this, Thomas was a musician whowas at homewith a number of the traditional instruments of the Shona people.
His creations have been purchased throughout the world and has had his work purchased by the Museum of Modern Art ‘New York’ and International Collectors. His work is highly sought after and collectable in today’s market place of Zimbabwean Sculpture.