Chief correspondent of ZwNews
The Zimbabwe family, Oliver Mukudzi, politely refused President Montagu and Zanu PF's government to bury the legendary singer in Heroes Accra instead of letting him rest at his home in Madziv.
Mtukudzi went to Harare's Avenues Clinic on Wednesday after fighting diabetes. One source from the family said that Mukwadzi would be buried in Madzivu on Sunday at 14 o'clock. "He wanted to be buried near his ancestors," the source said.
Mtukudzi was declared a "national hero" by the Politburo yesterday.
Reflections and nostalgic memories of Zimbabwe's latest music icon
When the news of Oliver Mukudzi's musical icon broke down, the telephone lines in our newsroom became buzzing when the Zimbabweans of the wide-eyed breath of the globe called for confirmation.
Zimbabwe has rumors about the deaths of distinguished personalities, some confirming that they are true, while others are fake. One such person, who is said to have died several times, is former President Robert Mugabe.
With that in mind, a number of readers called us to seek clarity.
"It's true and confirmed he's gone," I said to one of the subscribers, followed by a deep silence across the line as the caller tried to settle for the news.
"Tuku", as Mtudukzi was known, was a man of his people, his music and his sense of humor touched many lives.
It is said that "man's inheritance is not measured by how long a man has survived on this planet; but how much life has influenced one, and it has been proven that Tuku is greater than the personality of life.
This writer remembers a close encounter with the silent legend somewhere in 2015 at Norton's Pakare Paye Arts Center, what a modest man he was, despite all the glory.
This publication took him to the streets of Harare, early today, and as we move, Tuku's music could be heard from every corner of the city, with acoustic melodies piercing the surroundings, and filtering every wind blowing.
The sound of his home seemed to neutralize the tense atmosphere that had absorbed the capital of Zimbabwe, following the latest protests and subsequent brutal assaults by civilians on the country's security forces.
Despite the continuing strong presence of police and military officers on the streets, people could not hide their sentimental memories of Tucu, the legend.
"Tuku raive dhara ndovaka gadzira music industry yemuZimbabwe (Mtukudzi is a legend that has played a key role in shaping the Zimbabwean music industry)," says Tineyi Chesa, a vendor selling pirate music discs.
Cecsa said Tuku's compositions, presented as a perfect work of art, have been able to withstand the clock test and will continue to positively influence the present generation and those who will come next.
Chesa, who sells music CDs over the past 23 years and is a music critic, said Tuku is one of the pioneers in the country, whose leagues include Leonard Dembo, James Chimombe, John Chibadura and Simon Chimbetou. ,
A number of people in Harare's streets, who spoke with zwnews.com, agreed with Chesa that Tuku is a true music icon and a ceremonial grandfather of the Zimbabwean music sector, they are an indispensable gap created by his rendition.
Tuku is known for music like Neria in which he urges a widow to fight and calls for the promotion of gender balance. The song is taken up by some people who tend to blackmail property from a widow after the death of their relative. Later, he became a soundtrack for a local film, Neria, written by the famous Zimbabwean author and director Tsitsi Dangaremba, whose theme is heritage, gender equality and balance.
Another Tucu hit song is Toseza Baba, who watches and sings a drunkard, an insulting father, while the doza uyamve is a memory of a mother who calls her last native to the little land of a foreign land to come back to her and nurse her , as well as Bvuma, in which he urged older generations to make room for the younger. Later, he reported that he had put him in difficult times later, as Robert Mugabe's central intelligence agents "IT directors" claimed to have followed him because they thought the song had been written to mocks their boss, who sticks to power, despite old age.
Meanwhile, Tuku, who has died at the age of 66, has been declared a national hero of the Political Bureau of the ruling Politburo, ZANU PF's highest decision-making body between congresses, but he will be buried in his country house in Madzivala, Masonland. Central Province.
The family politely dismissed President Monagawa's proposal to bury his beloved footage in the Heroes Acre.