Whenever a Zimbabwean “national hero”1 dies, the radio stations and TV network eulogies them with this song. The song has a man who sings “yei yehi yei yei” accompanied by a soft guitar. It’s such an obscure song so it’s really hard to search for it by its lyrics.
Given how the former long-running president Robert Gabriel Mugabe died just over a week ago on the 6th of September 2019, I finally managed to find the song thanks to a fellow Zimbos who posted to pay respects.
The name of the song is Tormented Soul by Matias Xavier. It was made a few years after Samora Machel died in his honor. Not sure how Zimbabwe broadcasters started using it but it’s pretty much a part of Zimbabwe now.
Rest In Peace Gushungo2. You’ve had a long life.