Trust Khosa, Entertainment Reporter
HOSIAH Chipanga says he is safe from the coronavirus (Covid-19) after he retreated to his rural home in Watsomba.
The Mutare based singer, who is on record having fallen on hard times, said his hearts bleeds for the poor struggling to make ends meet.
In an interview, Chipanga said a lot still needs to be done for poor people during the lockdown period recently pronounced by President Mnangagwa to curb the spread of Covid-19.
“I’m safe here in Watsomba but my poor peers in towns are starving if food aid is not availed in the coming days,” he said.
The outspoken singer said poor people who are living from hand to mouth needed urgent attention before they starve.
“Let’s face it here, we must put into consideration our peers who are struggling to make ends meet.
“My band members too are not sped but don’t forget those peers who have no savings because they will starve if we don’t act as a nation.
“In my case, I‘m safe here because I have food to eat but my heart bleeds for the poor who don’t have the means to get the next meal,” he said.
Asked how he was spending the lockdown period, Chipanga said:
“I’m working on my fields with my wife harvesting part of our produce.
“By the way, we are not defying anyone because this is the kind of quarantine we can afford to do in rural areas.
“It’s life as usual because we want to live at the end of the day.”
On his advice to fellow musicians, Chipanga added:
“They must just follow what is needed but the biggest problem here is that people want to eat.
“People can easily stay indoors peaceful with food to eat and not on empty stomachs.”