ALICK Macheso has for the fourth time reconciled with his talented but controversial dancer, Peter Kagomera.
Macheso held a very public referendum on the fate of the dancer after asking fans at a gig last Saturday to help him make a decision.
“Peter handizivi kuti ndakamutadzirei. Iye ndiye anoziva chandakautadzira. Chipo anacho zveshuwa asi kana akuseri kwezuva handizivi zvinouya mumusoro make. Vemapepa kana vonyora vanenge vakuti ‘Macheso’s dancer’ asi ini ndinenge ndisiko. Manje ndonzwa nemi tomutora here mukomana uyu? (I don’t know what I have wronged Peter. He is the one who knows. He is talented but I don’t know what gets into his head off the stage. When papers report they write ‘Macheso’s dancer’ but l will be absent. What do you think, should I take him back)?”
Gwanzura Stadium – packed to the rafters for the ‘Tourism Night’ gig which was part of the Sanganai/Hlanganani World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair held in Harare from Thursday to Sunday – roared in approval.
Kagomera, who was conveniently on standby backstage, was then given an opportunity to showcase his raw dance talent and he did not betray his supporters with some show-stopping moves.
The noise reached a crescendo as he joined Macheso performing his signature Borrowdale dance.
The 24-year-old avoided prison in July after being convicted of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.
After Macheso threw him out of his Orchestra Mberikwazo band, he joined popular pole dancer Beverly 'Bev' Sibanda as an adult performer.
Kagomera’s re-admission to the band might have come a week too late for Macheso’s forthcoming UK tour.
Macheso performs in London on November 2 and in Leicester on November 3 in what would be his second tour of the UK in three months.
In July, Macheso and Oliver Mtukudzi performed to packed venues.
On the latest tour, Macheso will play at the Oasis Banqueting Suite in Barking, and then the Starlite in Leicester a day later.