VETERAN Chimurenga musician Thomas ‘‘Mukanya’’ Mapfumo received a surprise US$2 200 birthday present from his fans in the United Kingdom, the Daily News reports.
“Mukanya is a legendary Zimbabwean artiste who has been around for a long time fighting for human rights, freedom and justice. He has risked his life since the liberation struggle till today. He has also put Zimbabwe on the map and is one of the very few legends who invented a genre of music that fuses traditional and modern instruments hence the doctorate he has. He is among the few surviving people from his generation and still going strong at his age. So yes he deserves it,” one of the coordinators of the gift Freddy Matenga said.
He left the country for the United States of America only to return briefly in 2018 for the first time in 14 years.