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Tributes pour in for musician Oliver Mtukudzi

The world renowned Zimbabwean singer died on Wednesday in Harare at the age of 66.

Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi. Picture: Katleho Sekhotho/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Tributes have been pouring in from across the country to honour the legacy of Oliver Mtukudzi.

The world-renowned Zimbabwean singer died on Wednesday in Harare at the age of 66.

He'd been battling an illness for the past few weeks.

The Democratic Alliance's spokesperson Solly Malatsi: "He sang in his mother tongue and celebrated his culture which was appreciated all over the world. We extend our condolences to his fans, his family, his music collaborators and t the rest of the world."

Cope's Dennis Bloem: "His work was part and parcel to ease our pains. When we were in prison we listened to his music that's why his music will always stay with us."

PODCAST: Oliver Mtukudzi talks Zim politics, depression & passion for music

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