Oliver Mtukudzi dead at 66

After struggling with his health for over a month, legendary Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi has passed away in Harare at Avenues Clinic.

Head of Marketing for Gallo Records, Carol Marabe, confirmed the passing of Mtukudzi.

“We are not ready to give an official statement as we would like to give the family the go ahead before us. We just want to make sure that we respect the family until a spokesperson has been selected,” she told the Sowetan earlier today.

The musician’s family is set to release a statement later today.

Mtukudzi will be remember through his vast catalogue of music, philanthropy and work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa.