Zimbabwean Afro-jazz star Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi was laid to rest on Sunday in Madziva, his rural home.
Tuku succumbed to diabetes complications on Wednesday at the age of 66 at a hospital in Harare.
A legend in the vibrant cross-genre music of Afro-jazz, Mtukudzi released 66 albums in a career that spanned 45 years.
he was one of Zimbabwe’s top musicians and lead of the band “The Black Spirits”.
On Thursday President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared him a national hero.
Below are some pictures and videos from the funeral and burial in Madziva :
— C. Mambo ?? (@cemambo) January 26, 2019
My Zimbabwean friends sent me this photo….rest in eternal glory Oliver Mtukudzi, go well unmatched proponent and your music will always remind us there's hope, love and peace. #RIPOliverMtukudzi #Todii ? pic.twitter.com/QgXoXw8VTN
— KhayelihleKhumalo (@KhayaJames) January 27, 2019
— Nigel Murengwa (@nigelmurengwa) January 26, 2019
— H-Metro (@HMetro_) January 24, 2019