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 career that spanned four decades and 67 albums.
Mnangagwa - Mourners - Mtukudzi - House - Harare
Mnangagwa told mourners at Mtukudzi’s house outside Harare that the decision to confer national hero status on the musician was unanimously made by his government and ruling party.
Mnangagwa was making his first public appearance since he cut short a trip abroad saying he wanted to calm the country following violent protests last week sparked by his...
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