Malope's Harare concert postponed

HARARE - South African gospel singer Rebecca Malope’s Zimbabwe concert has been postponed to an indefinite date.

This comes after organisers failed to meet requirements of the local arts mother body, National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (Nacz).

Malope, who boasts 27 years of experience in the industry, was supposed to share the stage with local artistes such as Sebastian Magacha of Ridza Bhosvo fame and the United Family International Church (UFIC) Choir on Saturday at the Glamis Arena in Harare.

Catherine Mtombeni, Nacz publicist, said the promoters had postponed the event in order to put their house in order.

“As National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, we deemed that concert illegal,” Mtombeni said.

“The event was organised by a registered music promotional company Professional Investments (Pvt) Ltd which trades as Davis Events.

“We cleared the show but the problem came when we discovered that the name Davis Events was not appearing on the posters used to advertise the concert, instead posters had an unregistered organisation ‘Praise Concert’.

“Therefore, we have approached Davis Events for clarity. It then emerged that Praise Concert is not a representative of Davis Events. The organisation then postponed the concert to a further undisclosed date in order to put their house in order.”

South African promoter Olga Griborova of Sonic City Entertainment, who was organising the event, said the organisation will send a press release.

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