ALICK Macheso’s manager has threatened to quit after the singer re-admitted controversial dancer, Peter Kagomera.
The former street kid, convicted of assaulting a police officer in July, has been in and out of Macheso’s Orchestra Mberikwazo band and the singer’s manager William Tsakundwa wants him to stay out.
“He is like a poisonous tree in the bush that would be harmful to children if brought home. God knows because he gave us useful and poisonous trees so that we choose which tree to use for domestic purposes and which ones to leave in the bush,” said Tsandukwa.
Kagomera’s readmission was completed last Saturday after he joined Macheso on stage during the Tourism Night gig at Gwanzura Stadium.
Macheso asked fans whether he should take him back and the stadium voted with thunderous approval.
The singer said afterwards: “He is a problem, but we have a role to play in the society. We cannot let the young man go back to the streets.”
But Tsandukwa warns that Kagomera has potential to damage the singer’s reputation.
“Macheso is the owner of the band. I can’t do anything to prove to him that Kagomera is a problem, but if he insists (on taking back the dancer) then I will leave the job for other things,” said Tsandukwa.
“We have had enough of this guy (Kagomera). He is an unrepentant sinner and he drags the name of Macheso through the mud.
“He is always on the wrong side of the law and each time he is in trouble newspapers report ‘Macheso’s dancer this and Macheso’s dancer that’.
“He is not adding any value to the band, but is actually putting the name of mudhara into disrepute.
“I don’t have anything against Kagomera, but I don’t like his attitude. I don’t know why Macheso has a soft spot for him.
“There are many street children who can dance better than Kagomera and if Macheso cares so much for the underprivileged, he should rope in those dancers, not Kagomera.”
Explaining how Kagomera came to be on stage last Saturday, Tsandukwa said the 24-year-old dancer was spotted in the crowd and invited on stage.
After leaving Macheso in July, Kagomera had teamed up with pole dancer Beverley ‘Bev’ Sibanda. He recently clashed with Bev’s manager, Harpers Mapimhidze, demanding his performance fee.
Mapimhidze said Kagomera “has an attitude problem”.