Tuku declared national hero

Tuku declared national hero

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By Staff Reporter

Legend Musician Dr. Oliver Mtukudzi has been declared a national hero, becoming Zimbabwe’s first musician to be accorded such status.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced Dr Mtukudzi’s hero status at the superstar’s home in Norton yesterday.

President Mnangagwa said burial arrangements would be announced once consultations between Government and the Mtukudzi family were completed.

Dr Mtukudzi passed on at the Avenues Clinic on Wednesday after battling diabetes for some time.

He was 66.

Meanwhile Condolences from all over the world continue to pour for the music legend with many musicians , politicians and people of all walks of life converging at Tuku's funeral wake in Norton yesterday.

Among those who paid their respects are music legend Thomas Mapfumo , Zex Manatsa , Alick Macheso, Madzibaba Nicholas Zacharia , opposition political party leaders that include Joice Mujuru and Nelson Chamisa.

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