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By Entertainment Reporter / Published on Saturday, 17 Jun 2017 16:54 PM / No Comments / 2437 views

17 June 2017

A DARK cloud hovers over the country’s music industry with the passing of Cde Chinx – real name Dickson Chingaira – who succumbed to cancer of the blood last night at West End Hospital.

He was 61.

Musicians have expressed their shock at the passing on of the revolutionary musician and liberation war hero with some describing him as a fountain of decolonisation – through his music.

Oliver Mtukudzi

We have been shocked by the death of Cde Chinx. I last talked to him last week, what I can say is that he was part of the legendary musicians in the industry. So I say May His Soul Rest In Peace.

Suluman Chimbetu

Tarasikirwa naBaba, a great artist par excellence, a true cadre who stood and fought for the liberation and the hard earned independence of this country. It is going to be difficult to find replacement of a person with the character of Cde Chinx. May his soul rest in peace.
Character and credentials rwe gamba iri hazvichawanikwi.

Alick Macheso
We have lost a father figure, we have lost a great leader. Someone who contributed a lot to the music industry.
I have known him for a long time and this is a great loss to the industry and the country at large. To the Chingaira family I say may the Lord God comfort you. Mashoko haangaperi nekuti nhoorondo yacho yakakura. Zororai murugare.

Peter Moyo
To me Cde Chinx is a legend judging from what he did for the country, he did a lot for our industry and for our country if I may say. I still remember when I first met him in 2012 kuGala before I went on stage he told me kuti my career is in my hands I should not be afraid to try to bring something new.
To quote verbatim, he said, “Yes you are Tongai Moyo’s son but don’t be afraid to bring new ideas to showcase your talent.”

Pah Chihera
To me he is a father, I have seen him performing at musical galas and I learnt a lot from him. I have seen him speaking at various functions and I have watched his videos and listened to his songs. He was just a music icon. Rest In Peace Cde.

Romeo Gasa
We have lost a hero, he was actually my hero. We all know what he has done for our country and we cannot talk of the liberation struggle without mentioning his name.
People should know that music is very influential you can use music to tell the society about something and that’s what he was doing to me, I honour and will forever respect him.

Mathias Mhere
He was a great musician, a role model to a number of local artistes. Most of us know him for his contribution to the liberation struggle and that alone gives him the credentials of a great musician who will always be remembered by musicians.

He contributed a lot to music industry, I am sure there are a number of musicians who copied one or two things from him. Rest In Peace Cde.

Soul Jah Love
Cde Chinx ndovatakazvarwa tichiziva kuti ndo ma music icons edu mu Zimbabwe. Sincere Condolences from Soul Jah Love and Conquering Family on the passing on of Cde Chinx. He shall be remembered for his role in Zimbabwe’s war of liberation.
We celebrate Cde Chinx for the value that he has earned the arts industry.

Somandla Ndebele
I am deeply hurt, I worked with him in the music industry for a long period. Our relationship was purely a brotherly relationship.
We’ve been together performing at musical galas and as an individual I say tarasikirwa zvikuru.
He was a profound leader. I say May His Rest In Peace.

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