Jonathan was born in 1974 in Mvurwi and his totem is Moyondizvo. He is the last born in a family of 5. In 1989 Jonathan's good friend Square Chikwanda asked him if he would like to come to Tenegenenge sculpture village to try his hand at stone carving. Jonathan agreed and spent six months there learning the basics under Square Chikwanda. Jonathan then decided to move to Harare where he met and worked under Joseph Ndandarika. It was a formative period for the young Jonathan who was taught a great deal by the masterful Ndandarika. His influence can still be seen in Jonathan's work in such aspects as composition, composure of expression and fluidity of line.
Jonathan began to work on his own when Ndandarika passed away and in 1997 he joined Chapungu Sculpture Park on the artists residency programme. He is undoubtedly one of the major young talents of Zimbabwean stone sculpture. His book reader series has also received wide acclaim and is an area he is currently exploring. His work has been exhibited and sold in and around Africa, UK, Netherlands and USA.