Following the death of Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi today, messages have been posted online. Most of the internet messages are from South African, where political parties, cities, and fellow musicians are sending in their memories and celebrating Zimbabwe’s music legend.
We include below, some of them:
— Milton Millz Sasa (@millz_sasa) January 23, 2019
— SABC News (@SABCNews) January 23, 2019
A year ago, the world lost Icon Bra #HughMasekela. The very next day Bra #OliverMtukudzi joined us for some #FreshBreakfast. He spoke so fondly of Bra Hugh & the memories they created together. Exactly a year later & they are together again. 💔😰😭 #RipOliverMtukudzi #RipTuku pic.twitter.com/12vehIpwfL
— DJ Fresh (Big Dawg) (@DJFreshSA) January 23, 2019
— DStv (@DStv) January 23, 2019
So it seems, our hearts will not rest from the torture of death- 2019’s very first act is to cut us with the sword of death from the genuine joy in our midst. In Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi, we stood tall with an eternal pride in our musical heritage; how shall we rest when heroes fall? pic.twitter.com/8iRpLb9XxD
— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) January 23, 2019
#RIPOliverMtukudzi, celebrated Zimbabwean singer & song writer. @TukuOfficial became a UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Eastern and Southern Africa in 2011, focusing on young people's development, and HIV and AIDS prevention. He was also a champion to end child marriage. pic.twitter.com/9YO5MuLmeA
— UNICEF ZIMBABWE (@UNICEFZIMBABWE) January 23, 2019
Your question rendered in lyrics, What Shall We Do? May still have no answer. But be assured Africa and the world are struggling with it even as we accept the finality of your death. We will miss your enthralling performances and salute you. Rest in peace Oliver Mtudukuzi.
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) January 23, 2019
— BET Africa (@BET_Africa) January 23, 2019
EFF's Revolutionary Tribute On The Passing Of Oliver Mtukudzi pic.twitter.com/JwNDf7D17s
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) January 23, 2019
Zimbabwean music legend, Oliver Mtukudzi, has died; #COSATU joins milions of working class communities to convey its heartfelt condolnces to the family of #OliverMtukudzi #HambaKahleMdukudzi @Sophie_Mokoena @SakinaKamwendo @CathyMohlahlana @NatashaMarrian @NathiMthethwaSA @eNCA pic.twitter.com/9AlQs66tnC
— @COSATU Today (@_cosatu) January 23, 2019
Zimbabwe has lost its most memorable voice today. We at the EU Delegation are shocked and saddened to hear that @TukuOfficial is no longer with us. Thank you for the music, the memories and the difference you made to us and Zimbabwe! Rest in peace! pic.twitter.com/DBdH9PW2bX
— EU in Zimbabwe 🇪🇺 (@euinzim) January 23, 2019
What many people don't know is that Neria, the film of which Tuku's hit song of the same name is the soundtrack, was written by Tsitsi Dangarembga. pic.twitter.com/VHoXJTwYkW
— Abantu Book Festival (@Abantu_) January 23, 2019
Who would have thought, that bra Oliver Mtukudzi would be reunited with fellow African music legend, bra Hugh Masekela – on the same day just a year later? Together your impact shook the African soil like an earthquake, yet you still instilled a sense of hope for a brighter day. pic.twitter.com/RZKBoGRsyi
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) January 23, 2019
— eNCA (@eNCA) January 23, 2019
We join the people of Zimbabwe and the world’s jazz fraternity in mourning the death of world-renowned jazz legend, Oliver Mtukudzi.
His untimely passing leaves a void that will not be easy to fill.
Rest In Peace 'Tuku'! pic.twitter.com/g1NWRXAE7n
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) January 23, 2019
He was saying goodbye to us life is not fair nooooooo💔💔💔💔 https://t.co/QUFpS2MDbS
— Yvonne Chaka Chaka (@YvonneChakaX2) January 23, 2019