Macheso mourns cyclone victims

SUNGURA giant Alick Macheso was on Sunday in mourning mood, remembering the victims of Cyclone Idai and yesteryear fallen music greats.

He took time observing a moment of silence for the victims of the cyclone, a move which characterised his other weekend shows in Kwekwe and Shamva.

The musician came face-to-face with disaster victims in Manicaland on Friday donating to those affected by the cyclone courtesy of housing firm Enhanced Mortgaging and Housing (EMH) Africa where he was recently appointed ambassador.
The firm has pledged to assist in the rebuilding of houses and schools in the affected areas.

Macheso is also the Red Cross humanitarian ambassador and is among the first musicians to express concern over the Manicaland disaster.
On Sunday, the musician further remembered fallen musicians by singing their songs.

Among the musicians he remembered was Cephas Mashakada, Simon Chimbetu, Tongai Moyo, John Chibadura and Oliver Mtukudzi.

Macheso still has fond memories of the late superstar Oliver Mtukudzi that he paid tribute to him by observing a moment of silence.

“The situation in Manicaland is dire and people there need assistance. Among the goods we had were blankets and clothes and in remembering those whose lives perished, we had to observe a moment of silence. This is what we did throughout the weekend,” Tich Makahamadze, the musician’s publicist said.  

Meanwhile, the musician will be leaving the country today ahead of shows in neighbouring South Africa. He will share the stage with Ndolwane Super Sounds in one of the gigs in Johannesburg.
“We will be in South Africa this weekend, with two shows, one in Jo’burg and the other in Thohoyandou,” he said.

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