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Remembering ‘Tuku,’ Zimbabwe’s music legend Oliver Mtukudzi

Zimbabwe’s music legend Oliver Mtukudzi, more commonly known as “Tuku,” died Wednesday. His music career spanned more than four decades, and largely cut across Zimbabwe's political divide.

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  • Judy Woodruff:

    Finally tonight: Fans across Africa and the world are mourning Zimbabwe music legend Oliver Mtukudzi, who died Wednesday of diabetes.

    He was widely known as Tuku, with a distinctive style in the Shona language that spanned more than four decades. Over the years, he recorded more than 60 albums and he toured internationally. And he largely cut across Zimbabwe's political divides, playing for the ruling party and the opposition alike.

    Oliver Mtukudzi was 66 years old.

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