The programme of Oliver Mtukudzi’s funeral has been released.
PRESS STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION, PUBLICITY & BROADCASTING SERVICES, HON MONICA MUTSVANGWA
Good Evening. This is quite a difficult time for our nation which is in mourning over the loss of our icon Dr Oliver Mtukudzi. The following is the funeral programme starting today:
- Friday 25.01.2018
- 17:00 Body departs Nyaradzo Willowvale Funeral Parlor for Norton Knowe
- 18:00 Body arrives at the Mtukudzi Homestead in Norton to lie in state
- Saturday 26.01.2019
- 08:00 Body leaves Home to Pakare Paya Arts Centre
- 09:00 Church service begin
- 12:00 Church service ends
- 12:00 Funeral procession departs for National Sports Stadium
- 12:30 Arrival at the National Sports Stadium Musical Performances by various groups
- 15:00 Hearse Departs for One Commando barracks
- 15:30 Helicopters take off for Madziwa
- 16:00 Arrival in Madziwa Body lies in state
- Sunday 27.01.19
- 14:00 Burial Madziwa
- 30 buses for Harare — these will depart for Madziva on Sunday
- 5 buses for Mashonaland West
- 5 buses for Mashonaland Central, and
- 1 bus each for the other Provinces.
2 buses have been availed for the family.
Tomorrow, 26 January 2019, a church service will be held at Pakare Paye at 9am. Body viewing will also be held there. The National Arts Council in conjunction with other stakeholders has organized a concert in honour of our late National Hero which will be held tomorrow at the National Sports Stadium.
Hon Monica Mutsvangwa
Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services
Oliver Mtukudzi, also known as "Tuku" (short for Mtukudzi) was a singer-songwriter, actor, writer, film director and entrepreneur. With over 60 albums to his name, he was one of Zimbabwe's top musicians and lead of the band The Black Spirits. His music was mainly in... Read More About Oliver Mtukudzi