The Herald (Harare)

Zimbabwe: Remembering Prince Tendai

(Page 3 of 3)

In early 2011, he sought medical help for the motor neuron disease that had developed and none was forthcoming locally. A decision was made to fly to Beijing, China where he hoped he would get treatment.

He came back in June, but his condition had not improved. He went back the following month and was adamant that he would not return to Zimbabwe until he got better.

Several trips by members of his family to China in a bid to convince Prince Tendai to come back home as they saw that his condition was not improving, failed.

It took his elder brother, Amos Mupfurutsa, to finally make the difficult trip that convinced Tendai to come back home.

On Tuesday December 27, 2011, he arrived home and 10 hours later, he was no more. What a tragedy!

Tendai will be remembered forever for his wonderful contribution and lasting commitment to the music industry.

Fred Zindi is a Professor at the University of Zimbabwe. He is also a musician, a music producer and an author of several books on music.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 The Herald. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

InFocus

Zimbabwe Remembers Late Musician Prince Tendai

The country remembers late popular musician Tendai Mupfurutsa, mostly known as Prince Tendai, two years after his death. Read more »