Reports indicate that the family of the late music legend Oliver Mtukudzi has declined the offer extended by the government to have him buried at the National Heroes Acre. Instead, Mtukudzi will be buried at his rural home in Madziva. A family member is quoted as saying:
He will be buried in Madziva at 2 pm on Sunday. These are Oliver’s express wishes. He wanted to be buried amongst his ancestors.
A Zanu PF Central Committee member who requested anonymity as he is not authorised to speak to the Press said:
We are obviously disappointed but their wishes have to be respected. It was going to be a good opportunity for the President to address the nation on the challenges the country is facing.
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The National Heroes Acre is Zimbabwe's national shrine where national heroes are buried. It was established in 1980 soon after the independence of Zimbabwe. The area was located on the heart of Harare in the Warren Park suburb. Read More About National Heroes Acre
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