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The late superstar, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi

Legendary Zimbabwean musician, Oliver Mtukudzi, has died. Tuku, as his legion of fans affectionately called him, passed on at around 1400Hrs on Wednesday (23 Jan) at Avenues Clinic, a private hospital in Harare after suffering from heart complications since December last year.

He was 66.

A true musical genius whose works transcended borders, race and language, Tuku’s down-to-earth approach endeared him to his fans. He was also the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Southern African in addition to being a businessman, a human rights activist and a philanthropist.

Ironically, Tuku died on the same day as his friend and South African music star, Hugh Masekela, who died in 2018.

He is survived by his wife, Daisy, and children.

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