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The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) has approached
The government is seeking to award national hero status to music icon Oliver
Mtukudzi died yesterday in the Avenues Clinic in
Harare, where he had been admitted to intensive care. He was 66 years old.
His management did not reveal details immediately
His death, but Tuku has been struggling with diabetes for a long time. He had been
In showbiz inactive in recent months, as his health deteriorated.

Speaking to the musician in Norton last night,
Minister for Youth, Sports, Art and Recreation, Kirsty Coventry, confirmed this
Considerations on the status of tuku.
She said the government would be a "special honor"
for the legendary musician. She was one of the first mourners she visited
Tukus home for his condolences.
"He was a legend. He is not just a music hero for the
Country. He is a hero of Africa. He deserves a special honor, but things will do it
in the next few days, "said Coventry.

She said that Tuku was a friend with whom she shared numerous
"We had mutual respect. Last year we sat
the same panel as we talked about philanthropy work. I talked to me last
towards the end of last year when we met at the airport. He came out
a tour and I traveled to South Africa.

"We talked about the future of the art industry and it was him
told me about young people he worked with. He was indeed a legend. As
Government, we are ready to honor our legends in different areas. "
NACZ director Nicholas Moyo, who also joined the
Mourners yesterday in Norton said, "We spoke to the government
our request that Tuku be considered for national hero status. The formal
The procedures have started and we are here to talk to the family so we can get
the ball rolls.
"It would be nice to have him as the first artist
such honor He earned the status because of his hard work and leadership in
the sector.

"He was a hero of his own and a hero of the people. I had
the privilege of working with him personally, and I'm happy that his works are working
earn great honor.

"The most important thing for us, however, is not the status. What
Most important is the legacy he
left to the art industry as a whole.
His works will live forever. "

The late Mtukudzi is the father of five children and has two grandchildren. Two of his children are also musicians. His son Sam Mtukudzi, a self-confident musician, died in a car crash in March 2010.

President Mnangagwa said yesterday that he had deeply shocked and saddened the death of the international music icon. Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi describes him as an expression of the identity of Zimbabwe and the cultural ambassador of the country.

The legendary musician died yesterday at the Avenues Clinic in Harare after a long struggle with diabetes.

In a statement, President Mnangagwa said last night With deep shock and sadness, I learned of the death of our own legendary musician and artist, Dr. Oliver Mtukudzi, who died this afternoon at the Avenues Clinic in Harare. Mtukudzi raised the flag of Zimbabwe wherever he appeared.

"The International Deceased Dr. Mtukudzi was our cultural ambassador during his illustrious musical career and used our national flag wherever he appeared here at home, on the African continent and around the world, "he said.

The head of state said, Mtukudzi is an expression of the identity of Zimbabwe.

The identity of Zimbabwe, a man of modest character, very gracious and committed in a unique way by Tuku Music, "said President Mnangagwa.
He said that Zimbabwe's death was poorer

with his passing On behalf of the government, the Zanu-PF party, my family, and in my own name, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to the Mtukudzi family, especially to his wife, Daisy, and their children in this dark hour of mourning To win that the art world in particular and our nation as a whole share their deep pain and great loss, May his beloved soul rest in eternal peace, "said President Mnangagwa.

Minister of Information, Advertising and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa has also comforted the Mtukudzi family in a statement on the transmission of Zimbabwe and the international music icon Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi. This is not only a loss for the Mtukudzi family, but also a loss to our country, all of Africa and humanity in general. Through his music, Tuku touched millions of hearts around the world, "she said.
Minister Mutsvangwa said Dr. Mtukudzi sang love, social justice, social processes and tribulation of human existence.

" Tuku Music is a global one Symbol for Zimbabwean art and culture. He has skillfully represented Zimbabwe at the regional, continental, and international levels, providing education through his music, which is rich in social commentary and entertaining at the same time.

"Music never dies and the rich heritage he left behind is here to stay generations. Tuku was a faithful ambassador of our country and through his music he managed to bring people together, and in his death we mourn together, "she said. Herald

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