Chimurenga Music legend Thomas ‘Mukanya’ Mapfumo has revealed that he is currently stuck in the country after he was swindled by a promoter. Mapfumo has revealed that he has delayed returning to his base in the United States because of the need to raise enough funds to remunerate the band he had contracted for the local shows.
Mapfumo has previously said that he was swindled by local promoter Max Mugabe who mysteriously disappeared with all the funds whenever they held music shows. Mugaba has denied the allegations arguing that the shows flopped.
In an interview with the Daily News, Mapfumo said,
I delayed my return to America before settling arrears because I wanted to work and pay the band that I had contracted.
I could have returned to America before settling the arrears but ethically it is not right. I was not brought up that way. What I strive for is just peace of mind.”
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