28 January 2019
Vendors made a lot of money at the burial of the late music icon Oliver Mtukudzi.
At the burial there were vendors who were selling food as well as T-Shirts and caps that had pictures of Mtukudzi.
Some of the vendors who spoke to H-Metro revealed that they regretted coming with limited stocks.
“If I had known before I left Harare I would have come with a lot of stock.
“I didn’t know that people would be buying so much food.
“I arrived in the morning and within five hours everything I had had been bought.
“It is unfortunate that it’s a Sunday and the nearest wholesale from here will be in Bindura and I cannot go there and come back before the body is laid to rest,” said Farai Majongwe.
Though they made money on the burial, the vendors said their main intention of coming to the burial was to mourn the late music icon.
“Tuku was our superstar and the main reason we are here is to give our last respects to him.
“Yes we have made a lot of money today but we are still mourning Tuku.
“This is not something new to us; each time he had shows we would sell our products.
“Now that he’s gone it means our business will be affected as well,” said Kundai Taruvinga.