‘Tuku’s legacy won’t die’

Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor

Tuku Music board chairperson Tungamidzai  Simango says he would not read much into to the politics of the late Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s family.

Tunga, as the businessman is fondly known, says he was honoured after being appointed chairperson when the late music legend and national hero was still alive.

“My role as the chairperson of the Tuku Music board chairperson is very still; I am here to maintain the good things he used to do.


“I had the privilege to work with Tuku and now that I am still alive and remembering him today at this memorial service, I will simply do my best.

“Those who know me well will tell you that I am a man of action  and I am ready to unite the family if there are any problems,” he said.

Tunga said he was ready to fulfill all the programmes the late singer used to run at Pakare Paye.

“It’s only here in Zimbabwe where people fake love to their national heroes.

“If you go to Jamaica, you will see how Bob Marley is appreciated.

“We can still do the same to our heroes like Tuku.

“Of course these guys had their weaknesses but who are we to judge them,” said.

Tuku who was a close friend to the late Tuku said he was humbled by the support he saw at memorial service.

“The number of people who came here to lay flowers on Tuku’s grave speak volumes of how influential he was as a person.


“This kind of support and love gives me strength to continue working hard for the family.”

Fellow artistes and Methodist Church in Zimbabwe members who thronged the event described the late c footloose son of Katekwe as a loving person and national hero.