Harare ‑ Zimbabwean music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi will be laid to rest Sunday at his rural home in Madziwa village, Mt Darwin, in Mashonaland Central province, about 150 km north of the capital.
Mtukudzi, who succumbed to diabetes on Wednesday at Avenues Clinic in Harare, was a declared a national hero for his illustrious career spanning over four decades.
The burial arrangements announcement was made by information, publicity and broadcasting services minister, Monica Mutsvangwa, in the capital Friday.
The musician’s body will be taken to the National Sports Stadium in the capital on Saturday 26 January for a music concert and send-off before being flown to his ancestral home.
A music gig and send-off, dubbed Tuku Memorial Concert, has been organised by the youth, sports, arts and recreation ministry in recognition of the legendary musician’s “heroic works in the development of Zimbabwean music in general”.