In 1989, Jonathan’s friend, the sculptor Square Chikwanda, invited him up to Tengenenge to experiment with sculpting.
After six months Jonathan moved to Harare, where a chance meeting with the master first-generation Shona sculptor Joseph Ndandarika in Harare led to the two artists working together. The late Ndandarika is widely regarded as one of the greatest sculpting talents Zimbabwe has ever known, and Mhondorohuma was privileged to work with him until his death in 1991.
By 1997, Jonathan had established his name as an important new talent on the Zimbabwean art scene, and he was invited to join the Artist Residency programme at the prestigious Chapungu Sculpture Centre, with which he has a close relationship to this day.
Recent exhibitions include a group sculpture exhibition at the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, Vancouver, Canada in 2009 and permanent work on display at the Bermuda National Gallery Sculpture Garden in 2007.