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VETERAN MUSICIAN OLIVER MTUKUDZI HAS DIED

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Zimbabwean musician and philanthropist Oliver Mtukudzi has died.

Mtukudzi’s record label Gallo Records confirmed the news on Wednesday, January 23 but said there were no details available.

The 66-year-old musician, nicknamed Tuku, had been struggling with his health for over a month and passed on this afternoon at the Avenues Clinic in Harare.

With 66 albums to his name, the musician has toured several countries and has been endorsed by many companies as their brand ambassador. He has been to all five continents of the world, playing in world capitals and at top festivals.

Oliver  has contributed immensely to the nurturing of Zimbabwean music talents and holds various prestigious positions, among them the Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations Children’s Fund and the coveted Cavaliere of the Order of Merit bestowed on him by the Italian government.

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