Musician Oliver Mtukudzi was buried yesterday at his rural home in Madziwa, Mashonaland Central province.
He was the first musician to be declared a national hero. His burial in Madziwa was as per the wishes of his family. Mtukudzi’s burial was attended by thousands who came to respect the music icon. Politicians such as Defence and War Veterans Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, MDC leader Nelson Chamisa and MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe were in attendance. Entertainers such as Alick Macheso, Thomas Mapfumo, Neria’s lead actress Jesesi Mungoshi and poet Albert Nyathi were in attendance.
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
Jesesi Mungoshi is a Zimbabwean actress popularly known for playing the role of Neria. Read More About Jesesi Mungoshi
Albert Nyathi is a Zimbabwean poet who is particularly famous for the poem and song Senzeni Na? which he composed following the assassination of Chris Hani. Read More About Albert Nyathi