Chimurenga music guru Thomas Mapfumo will this December hold a peace tour in Zimbabwe to preach peace among Zimbaweans, his publicist Blessing Vava confirmed.

Mukanya, as Mapfumo is affectionlly known, will begin his peace tour in the Midlands capital, Gweru and will travel to Bulawayo, Beitbridge, Mutare, Masvingo, Kariba and then Harare.

Chimurenga Music Company and Entertainment Republic who brought Mukanya for the homecoming Big Birain April are the joint organisers.

Mukanya is based in the United States and made a historic homecoming Bira in April after a long absence on the local scene.

The fully subscribed Bira featured the likes of Oliver Mtukudzi and several other musicians. 

Meanwhile, Mapfumo has called on musicians from the respective cities he will be perfoming in to play as supporting acts as a way to make them showcase their talent. 

"Chimurenga Music Company and Entertainment Republic are calling on musicians based in the following cities: Gweru, Bulawayo, Kariba, Mutare, Masvingo, Beitbridge and Victoria Falls; interested to be supporting acts for Dr Thomas Mapfumo’s Peace Tour to be held in December.," Vava said.

"This has been necessitated by Dr Mapfumo’s wish to support upcoming musicians, and giving a chance to those musicians based in the hosting towns to showcase their act."