New reports that Chimurenga musician Thomas Mapfumo has been offered a piece of land by a South African traditional leader, Chief Livhuwani Matsila of Matsila village outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo.

Chief Livhuwani Matsila said: “We felt that we should have a place of residence here at Matsila village just to honour him and his family for the contribution he has made in promoting African culture and music.

“His international exposure will sure benefit our young ones in terms of participating in culture and music, his status internationally is a symbol that Africa can achieve greater objectives.”

Mapfumo, who is exiled in the United States, said he is grateful for the wonderful gift.

“I thank you very much for the land you gave me and I feel honoured and I want to say thank you so much for making me part of your people, really I appreciate it”.

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