Speaking in Norton during Oliver Mtukudzi’s funeral last week, musician, Leonard Zhakata said he was angered by Government’s failure to accord Dick “Cde Chinx” Chingaira national hero status when he died in 2017.
He however said he was happy Government had accorded Mtukudzi national hero status. Zhakata said he has his own wish list of national musical heroes which is made up of the late Cde Chinx, the late Mtukudzi and Thomas Mapfumo. Said Zhakata:
To be honest, personally I was angered by the government’s decision when they declared Cde Chinx a provincial hero instead of national hero. If, seriously, the government failed to honour illustrious individuals such as Cde Chinx, then who will be the true heros?
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