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Clients spoils Tuku's orderly funeral process

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A self-confessed client, who was among mourners, distracted people by the way she expressed her loss at the burial of music icon Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi.

Only identified as Lydia, the lady cried on top of her voice, and she had a lot more to mourn over than the Superstar.

“Yoweee amaiweee toitaseiko varume vanemari vaenda naMtukudzi. Varume vanemari vaenda Dande kwasara vema five bond Mtukudzi ndiye aiita mashow anevarume vane mari saka Mwari matibaya,” Lydia was heard saying.

In an interview, Lydia claimed that the late Mtukudzi’s shows were attended by rich men and the wealthy clients enabled her to look after her family.

“Tuku’s shows were part of our hunting ground for rich guys in town and the passing on of Tuku is a big loss to us,” said Lydia. Lydia said she was a diehard fan of Tuku and she enjoyed his shows.

“We were used to attending Tuku’s shows only and I have never attended shows of other artistes. Other artistes attract poor people since their shows are too cheap,” she said.

Lydia who was in the company of four other ladies further drew attention of mourners by playing Tuku music from their Mercedes Benz and dancing seductively forcing motorists and buses ferrying mourners from Madziva to stop and enjoy the free show.

Meanwhile, another unidentified lady dressed in a mini skirt also caused a stir when she made her way to the VIP stand dancing during Selmor Mtukudzi’s speech. She was quickly whisked away by police.

Some mourners joined them in dancing and it was all Tuku along Mazowe Road as mourners returned from Madziva. A number of ladies who used to attend Tuku’s shows also went to Norton in Knowe Phase 2 where they learnt that the late musician used to live along Mtukudzi Way.

They went on to attend the burial in Madziva where they learnt that Mtukudzi was a name to reckon with in Mashonaland Central where villagers knew him by his middle name Dairai.

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