Top promoter bails out Matsito

AILING top sungura musician Tedious Matsito on Saturday was a jovial man after receiving a lifeline, when award-winning promoter Daniel Masaiti donated groceries worth hundreds of dollars.

BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA

Tedious Matsito (left) his wife, Patience,  receive the donation from music promoter Daniel Masaiti
Tedious Matsito (left) his wife, Patience, receive the donation from music promoter Daniel Masaiti

Matsito suffered a stroke in December last year while touring South Africa and this resulted in the Nyaradzo hitmaker stalling all live performances.

According to Matsito’s wife, Patience, the musician suffered a mild stroke that affected his facial nerve.

Currently Matsito is struggling to speak and has been going for speech therapy at a local medical institution.

Speaking with the help of his wife, Matsito expressed his gratitude to Masaiti who donated groceries including cooking oil, kapenta, sugar and meat.

“I wasn’t expecting such a visit from a promoter outside Harare, and let alone bringing groceries to feed my family. As you can see, I am not fit to go back on stage and such generosity has taken off the burden I had, given that I have a family to look after,” he said.

Matsito is currently staying with five of his six children, who are all going to school.

During the handover of the groceries, Masaiti said he was touched by the plight of the musician who had contributed much to the local music industry.

“He has done a lot in the music industry and he deserves all the assistance he can get given his current condition.
I urge other well-wishers to do the same and assist our great artiste,” he said.

Patience said her husband needed to attend a number of speech therapy sessions, as well as money to travel to a South African hospital for a medical review.

“He is expected to travel back to South Africa where he was admitted following the stroke. They recommended us to return so that they can assess him,” she said.

“Currently, he is going for some speech therapy sessions, but because of [lack of] money, sometimes we skip a week.

He is supposed to do the sessions twice per week, and each session costs $20. I take him there whenever I get the money, but if the cash is not available I have no option, but to stay at home,” Patience said.

The stroke happened in the wake of another misfortune when Matsito’s leg was amputated after it had developed a condition called gangrene following a road accident in 2008 during which some of his band members perished.

A local financial institution BancAbc came to Matsito’s rescue and secured a prosthetic leg from Germany for him.

5 Comments

  1. it should be the duty of govt to help those in society who are incapacited.that is why those fortunate enough to be working have to pay tax.but unfortunately because we currently dont have a functional govt most vulnerable members of society have to suffer until death gives them a reprieve.only a few privilladged are permitted to go abroad for such minor ailments as eye treatment and to give birth.all at the expense of govt of course.

    1. @Banana city.
      Well articulated. People pay various forms of taxation to government so that the money should meet social security and other government programmes initiated by government.With a malfunctioning government as in our case this is just expecting too much.

  2. Mu Africa Mari inodyiwa ne vakuru vadiki vanoita buka kikiki

  3. Unzo wekwa Zvimba

    Thanks Masaiti , May God bless you for that great gesture .

  4. The problem with the musicians of the 80s and 90s its either they were into juju or sleeping around. It doesnt need a robot scientist to tell that these guys vakaromba vachibva kumozambique so that their music will be successful. Now zvakuvadzokera vakungoita munyama after munyama. They need to repent and receive Jesus otherwise we will continue helping them but their lives will not change. Thats why we dont have many great musicians and footballers from that era who can even afford even an ice lolo. They need all to repent. Vakuda Jesu first then zvechikafu izvo. Ana Matsitso, Chibadura, Munhumumwe, Tazvida, Chimombe, Chipanga, George Shaya, Shungi Kawondera, Peter Ndlovu etc they ended poor.
    Its not only about mismanagement of funds but also juju yavaishandisa nechihure. God heal them

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