Tshinga Dube goes for broke

BULAWAYO - Makokoba Constituency aspirant, Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube has pulled all stops to buy votes in Bulawayo’s oldest township through a musical concert held on Friday.

Dube roped in South African and Bulawayo artistes to perform at the all-night concert at Stanley Square renowned for hosting veteran nationalist gatherings during the early 1960s.

In 2008 the Zanu PF candidate lost to Thokozani Khupe and his concert is viewed as an attempt to roll back the tide of his earlier loss.

On July 31, Tshinga Dube will battle it out against MDC Bulawayo provincial chairperson Gorden Moyo who poses stiff competition for the retired army official who quit politics in 2008 after losing.

Dube pleaded for a chance to represent his party in Parliament having done a lot of charity work for the community, spending thousands of dollars in an effort to win people’s hearts.

South African artistes including Freddy Gwala and Platform One performed at the concert.

Jeys Marabini, dancing Queen Sandra Ndebele and Ndolwane Super Sounds also made the catalogue of Bulawayo artistes who performed at this concert.

Speaking to The Daily News on Sunday Dube said that the people of Makokoba enjoyed the show.

“I know what my people want,” Dube said.

Admission into the concert was free.

His spokesperson, Babongile Sikhonjwa said Dube is the only politician who had supported arts in the City of Kings hence they believe he will champion their cause if he wins the seat.

“Tshinga Dube is the only politician who has assisted artistes in this region. We are supporting our own. We are endorsing him because he is the only one championing arts in the region, so we believe that if he wins this seat, he will represent us,”  Sikhonjwa said.

Comments (5)

“Tshinga Dube is the only politician who has assisted artistes in this region. We are supporting our own. We are endorsing him because he is the only one championing arts in the region, so we believe that if he wins this seat, he will represent us,” Sikhonjwa said. Saka ngavoterwe nemartists, rumwe ruzhinji abei narwo. Shame maningi!!!

Vimbotee - 28 July 2013

Ha ha ha, I know what my people want, they want musical concerts! M people my foot, thats the problem, he thinks they are his people, even before they have voted for him, typical ZANU PF mentality.

charambiwa - 29 July 2013

Ha ha ha, I know what my people want, they want musical concerts! M people my foot, thats the problem, he thinks they are his people, even before they have voted for him, typical ZANU PF mentality.

charambiwa - 29 July 2013

Ha ha ha, I know what my people want, they want musical concerts! M people my foot, thats the problem, he thinks they are his people, even before they have voted for him, typical ZANU PF mentality.

charambiwa - 29 July 2013

Hatidye makwaya isu. Music and arts is for people who are free. Is this not what is term 'singing for supper'

Mavara Azarevhu - 29 July 2013

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