CELEBRATED Afro-fusion group, Mokoomba, were involved in a road accident on Saturday night after their car was hit by a speeding vehicle at the intersection of Robert Mugabe Way and Enterprise Road in Harare.
BY WINSTONE ANTONIO
The group was on their way to a performance at their highly anticipated Book Café Pop Up gig that was slated for New Ambassador Hotel.
Band manager, Marcus Gora yesterday told NewsDay that three of the group members were injured and rushed to Westend Hospital, where they were all treated and later discharged.
“It was a bad day for us, as our members were involved in an accident after their car was hit by a speeding Volkswagen vehicle. Three of our band members suffered minor injuries,” he said.
Gora said they will be taking a week’s break before announcing their next concert.
Gora took to, Facebook to announce the accident.
“Dear friends, many thanks to all who came to the Book Café Pop Up gig, it was a resounding success. Thanks to the Book Café team and all the bands and artistes who brought the spirit of the Book Café alive again,” he wrote.
“Unfortunately Mokoomba could not be a part of the event because three of our band members were involved in a terrible accident.”
Social media networks were yesterday awash with messages of comfort from fellow artistes and fans.
Music marketing and distribution company Jive Zimbabwe director, Benjamin Nyandoro said: “On behalf of Jive Zimbabwe, I wish the three members of Mokoomba a quick recovery after being involved in a road accident on Saturday. I would like to thank Mokoomba fans for the support through such time.”
The award-winning Mokoomba is made up of Mathias Muzaza, who is the lead vocalist, Trustworth Samende, lead guitarist, Abundance Mutori, bass guitarist, Donald Moyo, keyboardists, Miti Mugande, a percussionist and Ndaba Coster Moyo, a drummer.