A former publicist has revealed that the late ZIMBABWEAN singer Oliver Mtukudzi actually disliked his daughters and that is the only reason why he left all movable and immovable property to surviving spouse Daisy Kudzai Mtukudzi while leaving the children with nothing.
Tuku left behind four daughters; Selmor, Samantha, Sandra and Sybil.
Samantha, the only daughter of Daisy and Tuku, looks like she will enjoy a slice of the cake.
According to Tuku’s publicist Shepherd Mutamba there was no mistake in the will. Tuku never liked his daughters from his first marriage and had planned a long time ago to leave them with nothing.
“I was certain in the book that Tuku wouldn’t bequeath anything to Sandra and Selmor because I was an insider and knew what was going on deep down in his family.
“I sat next to Tuku in the meetings where he met other peacemakers to discuss his issues with his daughters and the intense dislike that time that he showed for his two daughters didn’t leave me with any doubt that if he died, he wouldn’t include them in his will.
“You don’t bequeath anything to those you dislike, do you? In one meeting, with a girl child NGO, Tuku recorded everything on his tape recorder and he was saying that his wealth was his and for his wife Daisy alone.
“He had so much hatred for his daughters that it would bring even Satan to tears. But if his son Sam was alive I bet he would have helped ease the tension. That boy was ahead of his time.
In his book written years before the singer’s death, Mutamba accurately predicted the contents of the WILL:
“I would bet my last dollar that Tuku does not bequeath anything in his will to either Selmor and Sandra, not even a single penny or morsel. Daisy is getting everything, totally.”
Mtukudzi’s union with Daisy produced Samantha who was born in 1982.
Mutamba quotes Mtukudzi who said his property is his and his wife (Daisy) and that his children have to work for their own.
“I am 60 and I don’t have time…maybe just three more years and I am gone. So these girls should leave me to enjoy the time that I have with my wife.”