Zimbabwean Afro-jazz legend Oliver Mtukudzi ugly to rest in Harare

Oliver Mtukudzi

Mourners have traveled across Zimbabwe to meet the most famous musicians Oliver Mtukudzi.

On Saturday, his coffin was taken in a funeral procession through the national stadium in the capital Harare.

It was then transported to his home village, north of Harare.

The prolific artist has made 67 albums and created his own Afro-jazz sound known as "Tuku Music".

Mtukudzi died on Wednesday aged 66.

On Thursday President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a national hero.

He came to prominence in the 1970s as one of the voices of the revolution fighting white-minority rule.

His lyrics are about social messages about HIV / Aids and coded political commentary.

His 2001 song Wasakara, meaning "You Are Too Old", was dominated by Robert Mugabe, who was ousted 16 years later aged 93.


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