Tuku was a true unifier: Daisy

04 Oct, 2021 - 17:10 0 Views
Tuku was a true unifier: Daisy From left Tendai Manatsa, Sandra, DAISY Mtukudzi and Selmor


Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor

DAISY Mtukudzi has vowed to preach love and unity as a way of upholding her late husband’s legacy.

The 64-year-old said the departed national hero and music icon Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi wanted peace, love and observed Ubuntu.

DAISY Mtukudzi

She exclusively opened up to H-Metro Entertainment & Lifestyle on the side Tuku’s belated 69th birthday celebrations held at Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton.


“Today is a special day that we have decided to remember Oliver who used to hosts similar events.


“Oliver was a unifier, peace-maker and someone who observed Ubuntu which made him an icon world over.


“I took almost a week organising this event so that we celebrate our icon and father who still leads us from wherever he is.


“I used to feel empty after losing him but today the love that people showed me is a bit special,” she said.


Daisy who invited Selmor  and  Sandra Mtukudzi  along with Tendai Manatsa  said she was happy to see Tuku’s children celebrating their father’s legacy as a family.


“We have always been a united family  and you can see that Tuku’s kids Selmor  and Sandra are also here which makes this event special.


“Tuku used to teach us to love each other and I will continue doing my best to keep his vision as well as keeping his empire intact,” she said.


Daisy took H-Metro Entertainment & Lifestyle on a tour of Pakare Paye as she put to bed reports of the crumbling empire.


“As you can see, everything is still intact from those cars I was accused of having sold.


“I’m not that kind of a person who is greedy because I know that there is someone who sweated for this empire.


“I don’t want Tuku to turn in his grave because we are running down this place,” she added.


Family friend Bob Nyabinde braved ill-health to grace the event along with theatre guru Daves Guzha, revered poet Chirikure Chirikure,

music producer and former Black Spirits member Mono Mukunda.


Pakare Paye’s brightest student Mbeu graced along with Gary Tight who was also weaned off and ‘ordained’ by Tuku in his last days.


Tuku died on January 23 2019  at The Avenues Clinic aged 66.


He was declared a national hero and buried in his rural home in Madziva.


After his death, Tuku’s music is still as wonderful as ever with fellow artists hoping to emulate him.




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