Zimbabwean singer Dickson Chinagiaira hailed as a hero
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: