Veteran musician Cde Dickson Chingaira was a loving father, who despite his busy schedule in the entertainment industry, always found time to be with his family.
Cde Chinx, as he was popularly known, died last Friday at West End Hospital from leukaemia.
He was 61. Cde Changaira’s son Lenin said he was devastated by his father’s death as he was a pillar of the family, who left a legacy of love.
“My father was more of a friend as we could joke and discuss any issue without him being offended,” said Lenin.
“Most importantly, he taught us to love our country as he said he spent sleepless nights so that we have this land. He communicated his feelings, emotions and love for his country through his music.
“This has pushed most of us to venture into music. I belong to the Urban Grooves group Slice and my younger brothers Panashe and Sagelaw are also into music, with one attached at the Zimbabwe Prison Services.”
Cde Chingaira’s daughter Zealdine said her father was a unifier.
“My father treated us the same,” she said.
“He never divided us to say this child is from the first wife and that child is from the second wife.