Harare(ZimEye)Oliver Mtukudzi has blamed himself for the death of his son, Sam (22 years old) which occurred in the early hours of the 15th of March 2010.
Oliver (pictured) and his wife, Daisy were in South Africa, and were supposed to return hours before Sam was involved in a car accident that claimed his life. Sam had travelled to the airport to no avail, as he was supposed to pick up his parents, but Oliver changed their travelling plans, and were due to arrive at another time than initially agreed on.
“He called when he was already at the airport and he joked with me saying, ‘Mudhara asi marasika? Mazofunga kuita zvebhazi?’ (Father are you lost? Have you decided to use a bus instead?) Those were the last words with me,” a distraught and disturbed Mtukudzi pictured told mourners after arriving home in Norton late Monday.
Gone so soon. Zimbabwe was plunged into mourning on Monday following the news of the death of superstar Oliver Mtukudzi’s son Sam.
Sam (pictured-above-middle) 21 was due to launch his second album next month which he had just finished mastering in South Africa last week.-
“I was confident he was going to look after me. He was such an excellent kid and I don’t know what will become of me. I am devastated.”
Sam Mtukudzi was a star in the making, and was a rising talent follosing is father’s footsteps.
More pictures from funeral -below