The last Whatsapp message Tuku sent his daughter Selmor before he died. Selmor, Daughter to the late music maestro yesterday shared on Facebook the last Whatsapp chat she had with her father 4 days before he died.
In the message, The late Tuku reassured his daughter that he was recovering and looking forward to getting his voice back. The 23rd of January this year marks the anniversary of the death of one of the country’s greatest musicians Oliver Mtukudzi.
Below is the chat in its entirety.
Selmor: Makadii daddy?
Tuku: I am good Vabvana. Ndirikuita zvirinani, chasara i voice, dai radzoka ndingafare. Ndine song yandichatumira Aaron kuti muise ma voice iwe naShupi, pake pake. It’s about us as family. Shami ane pake, Sybil ane pakewo naTete Bybit. I will try and give you the lyrics for each of you.
Selmor: oh ok. I’m glad to hear kuti murinani. She Added:
Dad, it will be a whole year on the 23rd of January and yet my heart still skips a beat when I hear your music played. Hana yangu inorova when they refer to you as “the late”. I still can’t believe it. It is very difficult for me to go through our messages to each other, I can’t stand the thought that saka handichafa ndakaona imwe message futi ichiflasha yakanzi Dad. I miss you so much. Even though I never saw you everyday but just knowing that you are there meant worlds to me. Now you are gone. For good. It breaks my heart. People may have not understood the relatioship we had you and I, and I know how in the last days you wanted so much to let everybody know how much we cared for each other through a song (Coz that’s how we communicate) but I guess God didn’t care what people thought. He took you before we could do it. It’s a year now but still feels like yesterday. I love you so much dad. Rest in peace.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who helped my dad, my family and myself during our father’s career, illness and subsequent death. We as a family together with my band are very grateful to Mr Thomson Dondo and Impala Car Rental Staff for the enormous support they gave us.
Also thank you to Nick Manyame and Family, Mel Pulij, Steve Dyer, Kevin Stuart, Damon Forbes, Rob Cowling, Sheer sound Staff Graeme Gillfillan, Simon and Debbie Metcalfe and family, Zexie Manatsa and family, Keith Farquharson, KennyTlale, Rodrick Chakaipa and the late Doug Chakaipa, the late Robson Ndlovu, Joseph Muusha, Collin Mushunje, Selby Dzengeree, Josh Hozheri, Dave Mwale and team, Team Pakare PAYE, the late Steve Chibune, Mr Mutyandasvika, Mr Vori, Tich Hwingwiri, Alick Macheso and family, Sulumani Chimbetu and family, Steve Makoni and family, Vusimuzi Moyo and family, Doug Mamvura and family, Management and staff at Premier Auto Harare, Chris Cyren and Making Music staff, Dyer tribe Studios and staff, Reginald Chapfunga, Samson Felo, Herbert Kinobe, Zivani Masango, Papa Lodza, Dr Thomas Mapfumo, Bob Nyabinde and family, Cafe Nush staff in Avondale, Mashonganyika Family, Chris Machina and Family, Mtndazo Dube and family, Trust Khosa, All print media houses, Montclair Hotel and staff, Lewis Chasakara and Cutty Sark Hotel, Nyaradzo Funeral Services, Farai Matsika, Richard Mvududu and family, Ezra Sibanda (Uk) Watson Chidzomba and family. A very special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Avenues hospital for the great care you gave to Dr Mtukudzi. My apologies if i have left anybody out, it wasn’t intentional.
Finally, a massive thank you to the fans who supported Dr Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi till the end and the amazing support given to me thereafter. Above all we thank the Almighty for the 66 years he gave us with our remarkable father, our hero and musician.
God bless you all.
Source – iHarare
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