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Mtukudzi to be buried in Bindura

by Mandla Ndlovu
25 Jan 2019 at 07:16hrs | Views
The late super star musician Oliver Mtukudzi will not be buried at the national shrine Heroes Acre despite President Emmerson Mnangagwa declaring a national hero on Thursday.

In a statement on Friday SAPES Trust Director Ibbo Day Joseph Mandaza said, "The good news as we mourn Tuku is that he is to be buried, not at the controversial heroes acre, but at his rural home in Madziva( near Bindura), this Sunday."

Zimbabwe on social media spent the half of Thursday posting that the Mtukudzi family must accept the Hero status but must not allow ZANU PF to bury him at the heroes acre because it will give taint the name of Tuku.

Mandaza further suggested that Zimbabweans who love Tuku's music may contribute towards a Memorial site which can be developed into a museum.

"What we need to do as Zimbabweans in particular and as all those who cherish Oliver's legacy, is to fundraise towards the establishment of an Oliver Mutukudzi Memorial Site, in which his remains are interned and a Museum developed." Mandaza suggested.

Dr Oliver Mtukudzi becomes Zimbabwe's first musician to be accorded the national hero status. President Mnangagwa announced Dr Mtukudzi's hero status at the superstar's home in Norton while conveying his condolence message.

Meanwhile Minister of Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation Kirsty Coventry has announced that her ministry is putting together a memorial concert that will celebrate the life of the late music legend.

Source - Byo24News