The boycott Oliver Mtukudzi campaign is gathering pace after he performed at President Mugabe march. Many diasporans are furious in what they see as Tuku propping up Mugabe. The MDC has slammed Tuku saying he had sold his soul for money. Tuku is close to Grace Mugabe and has not yet responded to the furore.
But some have leapt to his defence saying, as an artist, he can perform for anyone. One of the most vocal is socialite Tino Ngarande who said : “Those threatening to boycott his shows ,how many are you because .magitare haamire whether yu there or not ngoma tinoridza mutavara ,tichiita hukoche-koche,,Imimi ana bonderai muripo …And stop comparing tuku and Andy brown .
Those saying Tuku must not come ku UK ..border racho nderaambuya vako here ,ndiwe wakamutoresa passport ,uchida usingade,uchatonzwa nezvazvo ..Macheso akati mvura ksna ukasaida ,uchaigeza kana kuinwa chete,
Asvotwa ngarutse ooooo kana kufa one time kunorara.”