Top Zimbabwean Artiste Mukanya Returns After 14 Years in Exile

Thomas Mapfumo has confirmed his return to Zimbabwe (Photo: Bend Bulletin).

Fans thronged the Robert Mugabe International Airport to welcome Chimurenga music guru, Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo who landed after over 14 years in the United States.

Mapfumo will be performing on the 28th of April at the Glamis Arena in what promises to be the mother of all musical shows.

He is set to share the stage with Oliver Mtukudzi, Winky D and Sulumani Chimbetu.

Mukanya was forced into exile after a fall-out with the former President Robert Mugabe, who viewed chimurenga music as a threat to rule and popularity.

The legendary musician said he is happy to be back home and to see his fellow friends still alive, adding that he was motivated to be back home after hearing that there has been a restoration of normalcy in the country.

Mapfumo is known for being vocal often condemning corruption and human rights violations since the colonial era.

Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo (born July 3, 1945) is a Zimbabwean musician known as “The Lion of Zimbabwe” and “Mukanya” for his immense popularity and for the political influence he wields through his music, including his sharp criticism of the government of former President Robert Mugabe.

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