World mourns Tuku

The world continues to mourn Zimbabwe’s legendary musician, Dr Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi who died on the 23rd of January at the Avenues Clinic in Harare after being ill for some time.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday sent a message of condolence to the Mtukudzi family saying Dr Mtukudzi whos is an international icon , has been our cultural ambassador throughout his illustrious career, raising the country’s flag high whereever he perfomed, adding that Tuku was an expression of Zimbabwean identiy and a man of humble character who engaged in his own unique way through music.

Both international and local organisations and individuals have poured in their condolences to the Mtukudzi family and Zimbabweans at large over the loss of Dr Mtukudzi.

These include Morgan Heritage, BBC, EFF, The Steve Biko Foundation, The Mwanawasa Foundation, the Swedish embassy in Zimbabwe, SABC, former South African President Jacob Zuma and current president Cyril Ramaphosa.

Others include permanent secretary in the ministry of information Mr Nick Mangwana, finance minister Professor Mthuli Ncube, MDC Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa and the rest of the music fraternity, some of whom have already composed tribute songs for the legend.

In his honor , many Zimbabweans will dress in black with head-wraps, a gesture famed as “doek for Tuku”.

Central Radio 95.8 sends its condolences to the Mtukudzi family and the rest of Zimbabwe over the loss of the global icon.