Zimbabwean singer Dickson Chinagiaira hailed as a hero

EagleHeadline | Jun. 19, 2017

Tributes are pouring in for prominent Zimbabwean musician Dickson Chingaira following his death at the age of 61 after a battle with leukemia.

Fellow musician Thomas Mapfumo said that Zimbabwe had lost a giant, a true patriot and revolutionary whose music had inspired the black majority, the privately owned New Zimbabwe news site reports. .

"We do hope he will get the honour he deserves as a true national hero of our time," he added.

Ruling Zanu-PF party spokesman Simo Khaya Moyo said that Chingaira - popularly known as Cde Chinx - was a talented musician whose songs were a tonic for cadres during the liberation struggle and after independence, the state-owned Herald newspaper reports.

Tributes are also pouring on Twitter:

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