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World News of Monday, 19 June 2017

Source: bbc.com

Tributes pour in for Zimbabwean musician

Cde Chinx Dickson Chingaira popularly known as Cde Chink died after battling Leukemia for months

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: