Macheso set for Jo’burg show

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SUNGURA king Alick Macheso is billed to perform in Johannesburg, South Africa at the weekend backed by Selmor Mtukudzi and Tryson Chimbetu.
The trio will perform Saturday at Ekurhuleni Hotel which is owned by a Zimbabwean businessman, Roger Muzawazi who is trying to lure customers, especially Zimbabweans, to his hotels.
Macheso has returned to work, as it were, after a tumultuous few weeks during which a bitter divorce fight with his second wife made the national headlines with some salacious and damaging revelations.
In an interview with Muzawazi said: ”I am trying to build a place where Zimbabweans feel at home away from home.
“I want to have a sentimental place for my fellow countrymen. Those attending the show should expect a memorable night of good music and dance.”
Muzawazi said he was dealing directly with musicians and not using promoters to avoid disappointing the fans. The show will be at Johannesburg’s Boksburg place.
”While not despising other places, I believe people would be safe in our area compared to places such as Hillbrow,” said Muzawazi.
“We have talked to the police and they will keep and an eye on us. I also hired car guards and employed private security. We are different from other people who just want to make money from musicians and part ways.
“We are promoting our venue and we are passionate about service because we want the people to come home.”
Muzawazi said he was also planning to introduce a Zimbabwean Night as a monthly event adding efforts were underway to lure to the venue the likes of Lovemore Majaivana, Ndolwane Super Sounds and Madalaboy.
A Zimbabwean based in Johannesburg, Admire Mudzengerere told that he was excited that Macheso would be performing in Johannesburg.
”As a Cheso Power fan I am excited about this show. I think Macheso will put his family problems behind and give us a good show because he is a good performer. I think it will be a night to remember,” said Mudzengerere.
Mudzengerere said he expects Macheso to play the song Tafadzwa which he penned in tribute to his estranged wife Fortunate Tafadzwa Mapako.
Macheso is embroiled in a bitter divorce fight with Mapako with the couple having agreed to go for paternity tests for their two children.Advertisement