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Macheso distances self from Zanu PF

By Tawanda Marwizi
Sungura maestro Alick Macheso has dismissed a rumour suggesting that he is a Zanu PF supporter.
In an interview with Standardlife&style, Macheso said though he cried after greeting President Robert Mugabe, it did not mean he supported the 88-year-old’s political party.

 
“My political affiliation is in my heart and I can’t tell you,” said Macheso.

 
“I know that most of you journalists took it political when I was excited to meet him, only that,” said Macheso.

 
He said it was just excitement that “came into him” and he could not hide his tears after he met the president.

 
“Just imagine you are from Musana, my home area, and then the president calls you to greet you because you have showcased your talent, won’t you be surprised; in fact you cry,” he said.

 
The Tafadzwa hit-maker said there was nothing amiss about a person failing to control his emotions if he met a great man.

 
Iwewe musi wawatanga kutaura neni chaiwo wakadya sadza here? (the first day you talked to me, weren’t you mesmerised?) So there is nothing new,” said Macheso.

 
Macheso broke down after President Mugabe called up the musician to the podium after he gave a spirited performance during the Defence forces Day commemorations at the National Sports Stadium last week.

 
lMeanwhile, Zora music star, Leonard Zhakata, who last shared the stage with Macheso more than a decade ago, said he was eager to collaborate with the renowned sungura exponent.

 
The duo will share the stage at the Aquatic Complex in Chitungwiza on Saturday at a show that will also feature Jah Prayzah and Energy Mutodi. Zhakata said fans should look forward to a memorable show.

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