The internationally acclaimed stone sculptor and African musical singer Bryn Taurai Mteki started with superstar Oliver Mtukudzi's family because he refused to bury a singer in the National Heroes Acre.
Mtukudzi died last Wednesday and was proclaimed a national hero, which meant he had the privilege of being buried in the National Shrine.
But his family rejected the offer extended by the government to be buried in the National Heroes Acre; instead, Mtukudzi was buried on a rural house in Madzhu on Sunday. The family of Mtukudzi said that his wish was to be buried among his ancestors.
Mteki said their fight as a musician is to be confessed Hero status was snarled by the family refusing to be buried in the national shrine.
"As a musician I was so indignant about this decision and as a friend
Mtukudzi would otherwise advise the family – I was away when this decision was made, but when I heard about it, I was hate.
"People should understand that nobody is surely destined to be buried in the National Heroes Acre, and nobody would have thought he would be buried fat, at least he himself and wondering where the family got from.
"This place, the National Heroes of Acre, is a historic and sacred place, and I feel pained that after all the years we have lobbied as artists to have one of our own funerals – then there comes a chance and we deny that we are buried there."
Mteki said that Tuk is fighting in the forefront, so the musicians also have the hero's status because he sang the song, Who is the hero?
"The song asks why Safirio Madzkitire was not proclaimed a national hero – he fought for the singers' recognition."
Zimbabwangi from all walks of life also expected that Tuka would be buried in the shrine and were ready to fill this place on the capacity, and the crowds attended by his envoys at the National Sports Stadium on Saturday showed that he was a crowd.