Raila Odinga mourns passing of Zimbabwean music legend Oliver Mtukudzi

Raila Odinga [Photo: Courtesy]

Tributes have been pouring in from across the world mourning the passing of Zimbabwean music maestro Oliver Mtukudzi.

Leading the pack is Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa who mourned Mtukudzi as a true patriot.

“Today we said goodbye to a true patriot. Oliver Mtukudzi, your voice has given us comfort during difficult times, and will remain with us for posterity. Rest in peace comrade,” wrote Mnangagwa.

Kenya’s Opposition chief Raila Odinga on his part stated that the Todii hit maker will be greatly missed and his death was a blow to the continent.

“Your question rendered in lyrics, What Shall We Do? May still have no answer. But be assured Africa and the world are struggling with it even as we accept the finality of your death. We will miss your enthralling performances and salute you. Rest in peace Oliver Mtudukuzi,” added Raila.

Uganda’s Kizza Besigye highlighted that Mtukudzi’s song Wasakara was ringing true, an ideal song for his countrymen.

“White & Black minority rule in Zimbabwe. His song WASAKERA, meaning “You’re too old” that was banned in Zimbabwe in 2001, is highly needed in Uganda today! Fare thee well Freedom Fighter,” disclosed Besigye.

Other tributes for the singer who passed on in Harare on Wednesday include;