Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
FREDDY “Kapfupi” Manjalima says domestic violence does not exist in his vocabulary.
The versatile entertainer opened up after starring in Mukoma Panga’s musical video titled Chibhakera alongside his wife Mai Nga.
The video, which denounces domestic violence, was released yesterday on Youtube among other social media platforms where it is trending well.
“It was quite an amazing experience and I really enjoyed it.
“I also enjoyed my role where we were denouncing domestic violence, especially now on Covid-19 induced lockdown.
“The Covid-19 pandemic era is a difficult one since we are obliged to stay indoors but the situation has led to the increase in domestic violence cases that we were denouncing in the video,” he said.
Similar sentiments were echoed by videographer Willard “Slimaz” Magombedze.
He said he enjoyed working with both Kapfupi and Mukoma Panga as the video’s script came out well.
“Everything went according to plan and I really enjoyed the experience.
“As videographers, our work is made easier when we are working with the right people who follow the script as was the case here,” he said.
In another interview, Mukoma Panga – a corporate lawyer, farmer and musician in his own right – said his heart bleeds for domestic violence violators.
“I have been working on this song which now has a video on lockdown after realising that I have an important role to play here.
“I came to a point where I noted that many cases of domestic violence were on the increase and it was my duty to ensure that I use my influence as a lawyer to campaign against this.
“I am happy that the song now has accompanying visuals that I hope will go a long way in helping us to campaign against domestic violence prevalent in most homes.
“Domestic violence is an issue that we have been fighting against over the years and it must come to an end,” he said.
Born Panganayi Harare, the talented musician started off as a music fan and then promoter.
After years of penning his own songs, he then decided to entered into the studio to record own songs.
His 2018 debut album Mbuya Yehwiza was a huge success which earned him two nominations in the ZIMA and NAMA awards ceremonies.
He also made it in the top three of the end of year e Radio Zimbabwe Cola Top 50, a rare feat for an artiste who is a new-comer.