One of Zimbabwe’s most popular musicians, Winky D, was barred from attending Oliver Mtukudzi’s funeral at the National Sports Stadium today.
Some Zimbabweans attending the funeral posted on Twitter:
Winky D DiBigman was blocked to enter National Sports Stadium for music Legend Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi's farewell concert
— #MarryXmas (@bustoptv) January 26, 2019
Earlier, reports also came in saying that MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa was barred from entering the stadium.
The Ministry of Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting commented as Zimbabweans tweeted about the two incidents:
Dr Mtukudzi’s funeral is family led. Govt is there to provide resources and other support. Everyone is welcome to the funeral. Normal security protocols have to be observed for the protection of the mourners. Govt asks everyone to cooperate with security for everyone’s safety.
Winky D has come under attack from Zanu-Pf supporters before for his song, “Kasong KeJecha”, which criticises the Zanu-PF led government.
Winky D has a 2016 collaboration he worked on with Oliver Mtukudzi called “Panorwadza Moyo” which talks about the pain of losing a loved one to death.
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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
Winky D (real name Wallace Chirumiko) is an award-winning Zimbabwe Dancehall artist popularly known as the Ninja President. He is most known for his hit songs Musarove Bigman, Disappear, Ngirozi, Panorwadza Moyo (a collaboration with Oliver Mtukudzi), Kasong keJecha and Mugarden a collaboration with Gemma... Read More About Winky D