Veteran South African mbaqanga music group, Soul Brothers, are set to stage a free concert this Saturday at Babourfields Stadium.
The multi-award-winning group’s performance comes as part of political party Zapu’s 50th jubilee celebrations.
“We have concluded all negotiations with them and fulfilled statutory requirements in Zimbabwe,” Zapu spokesperson for southern region, Methuseli Moyo, told NewsDay yesterday.
“We are expecting them to come to the country either on Thursday (today) or Friday (tomorrow)”.
Moyo said the Soul Brothers would be the main act on Saturday.
“They will start performing as early as 9am,” he said. “The show is free for everyone hence those who want to attend the concert should come in early because the gates will be closed when the stadium gets full.”
Moyo said the popular group had agreed to perform for free.
“When we approached them they were very agreeable,” he said, adding they had chosen the group as they were popular in the whole Sadc region.
“Zapu worked with other liberation movements such as South Africa’s ANC and Frelimo of Mozambique.”
Also set to perform on the day are local acts such as a cappella music group, Black Umfolosi, Bulawayo dance queen Sandra Ndebele and jazz music outfit Cool Crooners.
“A host of upcoming artists have also offered to perform for free for the party. It is also a way of marketing themselves,” he said. Zapu was formed in 1961.