Zimbabwe declares popular musician Mtukudzi national hero

FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi sings at the funeral of Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, in Buhera, Zimbabwe, February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

HARARE (Reuters) – President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared Zimbabwe’s internationally renowned musician Oliver Mtukudzi a national hero on Thursday, granting him a status following his death that has been a preserve for ruling party elites and independence veterans. Mtukudzi, 66, and affectionately known as “Tuku”, died at a local clinic on Wednesday from diabetes, ending a […]

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