MDC president Nelson Chamisa said that he was humbled by the way mourners who were gathered at the Mtukudzi homestead responded to his arrival. A Twitter user who witnessed the chanting mob wrote:
The people are saying something here Mr President. They are echoing what those 2.6 million voters said. I’m just short of words Mr President. We are with you 100%! The People want
In response, Chamisa said the moment really shook him:
This moment really shook me as I didn’t know how to handle the overwhelmingly humbling experience
In earlier posts on social media, Chamisa thanked the Mtukudzi family and the entire Madziwa community for the send off they accorded the late national hero. He wrote:
1/3I would like to thank the Mtukudzi family and the Madziwa community for allowing us the opportunity to give our icon & hero, Baba Oliver Mtukudzi, a befitting send-off. Kudos to all artists & ordinary citizens who showed unity & a sense of purpose befitting the occasion.
2/3Samanyanga left us a great legacy of leadership underpinned by the core values that define our Africanness: love, peace, humility, forgiveness & tolerance. He was a great mentor who, despite his great success, remained humble & faithful to his roots & always praised the Lord.
3/3 We must never forget the profound lessons he imparted through his work. He spoke for human dignity, equality, fairness, peace & tolerance. Tuku music reminds us to be the best we can be for each other because that’s what makes the world a better place. May his soul rest in peace.