Transit Crew gets major boost


ONE of the oldest reggae bands in the country, Transit Crew, are back at Red Foxx two years after their last performance.


Red Fox proprietor Robert Zhuwao told NewsDay that the “rebranded” joint has once again re-engaged Transit Crew who will perform every Friday. He said mbira ensemble Mawungira Enharira who were struggling to get a slot following the closure of Book Café will also be accommodated.

“We are back with a bang in the entertainment industry. We had slowed down things a little bit while re-strategising on how to rise up. We have come up with a scintillating line-up. On Wednesday we have Foxy Wednesday with Redfox Sound and Judgement Yard,” Zhuwao said.

“Popular reggae group Transit Crew will perform every Friday beginning tomorrow (today). On Saturday we have “Street Saturday” where people showcase their dancing skills with Redfox Sound. Every Sunday, we have mad Sunday with Redfox Sound and Judgement Yard again.”

He said they had secured the services of Nyamasvisva neMaungira eNharira who will perform at the main bar.

Transit Crew leader Munyaradzi “Bhudhi” Nyemba welcomed the move and said that his troops were happy to be back at the hunting ground.

“It’s been a while but the place seems ready for a good time. Even the band enjoys playing there. There is good, clean sound and we are ready to roll,” Nyemba said.

Transit Crew was formed in 1988 and the following year played alongside Culture, Eric Donaldson, and Ijahman Levi, who were all backed by Rough Cuts Band, here in Zimbabwe.

The group has toured South Africa, Japan, the United Kingdom and has been a supporting act for numerous international artistes such as Misty in Roots, Dennis Brown, Luciano and Mickey General in Jamaica, UK poet Zephaniah Benjamin and the late Lucky Dube.

To date, the group has nurtured great reggae vocalists in the names of Emmanuel “Mannex” Motsi, Mike “Mic Inity” Madamombe, Jefrey Sithole and Tinashe “Cello Culture” Gamure to mention just a few.


  1. you forget to mention that transit crew was formed by munya brown a drummer of note with the uk based misty in roots who relocated to zimbabwe for sometime but went back to the uk after a serous accident left him not so well, real name Joe Brown, most of the original misty in roots band members adopted shiona names like tawanda, tunga kaziwayi ngoni etc

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