The government has released a statement on the arrangements for the burial of the late national hero, music superstar Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi who will be buried at his Madziva rural home on Sunday.

In a statement to ZBC News, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Cde Monica Mutsvangwa said Tuku’s body will tomorrow leave home in Norton at 8am to Pakare Paye Arts Centre where a church service will be held starting at 9am.

Body viewing will also be held at Pakare Paye Arts Centre.

At 12 noon, the funeral procession departs for the National Sports Stadium and at 3pm the hearse departs for One Commando Barracks where Tuku’s body will be flown by a helicopter to Madziwa where the body will lie in state ahead of burial on Sunday at 2pm.

Minister Mutsvangwa also said 30 buses have been made available to ferry mourners from Harare to Madziwa on Sunday.

She also said five buses have been made available for Mashonaland West, the same number of buses for Mashonaland Central and one bus each for the other provinces while a further two buses have been made available for family members.

Meanwhile, the National Arts Council in conjunction with other stakeholders has organised a concert in honour of the late national hero which will be held tomorrow at the National Sports Stadium.