Wilf Mbanga, a journalist who once knew Mugabe as a friend, but who suffered the President’s wrath when he set up a critical newspaper in Harare leading to 15 years in exile speaks out on former leader’s demise.
Renowned journalist Hopewell Chin’ono said that the police and the military blocked MDC president Nelson Chamisa from getting to the late Oliver Mtukudzi’s homestead on Sunday where the late singer was expected to be buried.
The incident is said to have taken place right in front of the South African Ambassador to Zimbabwe. Writing on microblogging site Twitter today, Chin’ono said:
Zimbabwe granted Oliver Mtukudzi national hero status, granting him a status following his death that has been a preserve for ruling party elites and independence veterans.