SUNGURA ace Alick Macheso is reportedly feeling cheated after his set was marred by power cuts at Pamuzinda Highway Escape on Friday evening.
BY SILENCE CHARUMBIRA
Macheso performed last at a gig dubbed The First Gig of the year that he played alongside bitter rival Sulumani Chimbetu.
The show was opened by Munya Mataruse who gave the baton to dancehall chanter Killer T.
Sulu came third and the drama started with him about to go on stage as incessant rains fell leaving revellers scampering for cover in the gazebos and tent that had been erected.
Soon afterwards a power cut disrupted the fun and it took a while for the back-up generator to be switched on.
When Macheso arrived at the venue everything went smoothly and they even embraced with Sulu before he left the stage.
But there was another power failure this time caused by the generator failure.
Macheso is said to have complained to one of his confidants in Bindura where he performed on Saturday.
“He is not happy about what happened at Pamuzinda and he feels cheated,” said the friend who preferred to remain anonymous.
“We had a lengthy talk in Bindura last night (Saturday night) and he expressed dissatisfaction. I am told the generator failed because the fuel tank had been filled with water and Macheso thinks it was deliberate.”
But Josh Hozheri the organiser of the gig yesterday said they realised the person they had sent to purchase fuel for the generator had made a mistake.
“We drained the fuel and realised that one of our guys had mixed petrol and diesel that is why the generator failed,” said Hozheri.
“It is unfortunate that Macheso feels cheated, but I do not believe there is anything peculiar.”
Macheso was forced to break for over 40 minutes as his team tried to restore power.
Meanwhile all four artists seem to have done their homework with polished performances.
Killer T was probably the best performing to multitudes of a relatively new audience that he had singing along throughout his 30 minutes performance.
Sulumani Chimbetu also had a brilliant night while Mataruse did well to get fans into the mood before the main acts.
Being Macheso’s first performance this year he proved his mettle leaving revellers spellbound.