SUNGURA music maestro Alick Macheso, through his lawyers, has written a letter of demand to The Herald requesting the paper to retract a “falsehood” in a story that claimed he [Macheso] admitted using his manhood to treat his child’s ailment.
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Macheso’s demands followed a story by reporter Tawanda Marwizi published by The Herald on May 6 this year headlined Cheso admits using manhood on child.
In a letter of demand dated Wednesday May 7 2014, addressed to the Chief Editor of The Herald, Macheso also requested the paper to offer a public apology over the same story.
“You covered an interview with our client at our offices on the 5th day of May 2014 together with a reporter from NewsDay. However, you went on to publish falsehoods against the person of our client especially that you reported that our client admitted to have inserted his manhood into the minor’s mouth,” the lawyers from Mugiya & Macharaga Law Chambers wrote.
“We request that you retract that story with the same weight notice you gave it at the time you published it and offer a public apology. If that is not done, we have instructions to issue defamatory summons against you.”
On the date in question, the sungura musician is alleged to have admitted using his manhood to treat his first child of sunken fontanelle (nhova).
The reporter wrote: “Tafadzwa Mapako told our sister paper The Sunday Mail last week that Macheso ejaculated in their first child’s mouth as a way of treating the sunken fontanelle. She further claimed that she had stopped the musician from using the same method on their second child, which led to a misunderstanding that contributed to their divorce.”
“Macheso said he used a method known as kutara for treating the sunken fontanelle on the child. Kutara involves a father sliding his manhood from the face, left ear, right ear and the back of the head to the middle of the head.”
Macheso’s lawyer Norman Mugiya yesterday said he was still waiting for a response from The Herald in order to map the way forward.