June 17 2017 – CALLS for liberation war musician Dickson Chingaira, popularly known as Cde Chinx to be awarded national hero status have grown louder since his death on Friday night.
Cde Chinx who was 61 died at a Harare Hospital on Friday night, from blood cancer.
Chinx, who had two wives and 10 children, was known for his music since the liberation struggle when he led the Zanla choir, churning out a number of songs during and after independence among them Roger Confirm.
Chinx also supported the land reform exercise through his music in the form the Hondo Yeminda series.
According to the state media, Joseph Nyadzayo, who recently donated a house to the late Chinx, said his comrade should be declared a national hero.
Nyadzayo is also President Mugabe’s official photographer and chairman of the Zimbabwe Music Awards. – AllAfrica.com