By Christopher Makaza
South Africa`s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) joined the rest of the world in mourning the passing on of Zimbabwe`s music legend, Dr Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi who died yesterday at Avenues Clinic in Harare at the age of 66.
In a social media post, the EFF said South African people and the world at large shall forever drink from Tuku`s musical genius and shall cherish his heritage and preserve it all the days of their lives.
“We in the Economic Emancipation Movement, send our heartfelt and revolutionary condolences on the passing of a musical tour of centuries, Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi. We wish comfort to the hearts of his relatives, friends, Zimbabweans, and the world in general.
“We are Neria, the woman who has lost Tuku. We must receive the message of Tuku to Neria with hearts, and allow strength in this hour of doubt, turmoil, and confusion. We call on Zimbabweans, like Tuku did with Neria, “don`t be disheartened, God is with you” We shall drink forever from Tuku`s musical genius, both as the people of the South, and as the world shall cherish his heritage and preserve it all the days of our lives.”
Mtukudzi battled with diabetes for more than two decades. The humble Tuku was an ambassador for various organisations during his four decade and he left 66 music albums to his name. Zimbabwe`s music industry is poorer without the music legend.