Oliver Mtukudzi suffered heart failure and had to be hospitalised in Harare.  This is according to organisers of the London Jazz Festival where Tuku was scheduled to perform.

“Sadly Oliver Mtukudzi suffered heart failure this week and is in hospital in Harare. He is stable and recovering, but won’t be able to take part in this concert.  We all wish Oliver a swift and complete recovery,” the fest advised in a statement on its website.

Tuku had been scheduled to take part in a segment of the festival titled, The Boy’s Doin’ It, a gig that featured the likes of Sibongile Khumalo, Selema Masekela and Masekela’s old touring band.

The gig went ahead on 18 November.