AFTER being called off at the eleventh’s hour due to the recent bloody xenophobic attacks in South Africa which claimed lives and left a trail of destruction, organisers of the “Mafikizolo Back In Town Concert” have now rescheduled their aborted show.
Initially, the Mafikizolo show was set to be held at HICC on September 6 but it has been postponed to November 8 at the same venue.
The line-up, which is led by the top South African outfit Mafikizolo, still remains unchanged.
Suluman Chimbetu and Impala Car Rentals brand ambassador Selmor Mtukudzi will lead an array of locals providing cover at the show.
Andy Muridzo, Tocky Vibes, Gemma Griffiths and Sasha are also part of the line-up set to give merry-makers real value for their money.
Not to be outdone is the Star FM duo of Phathisani and KVG along with DJ Iroq, Tha Nu Vyb and a guest artiste will provide variety at the show.
The much-hyped “Mafikizolo Back In Town Concert” has been called off amid security concerns.
In an interview, show coordinator and Proma Events boss, Blessing “Messina-Harare” Jeke, said they had settled for new dates after consultations.
“We are now holding the show on the 8th of November and we decided to make this arrange so that people can still plan.
“Those who had already purchased advance tickets and kept them can still use them as we indicated before.
“The situation in South African was beyond our control and we had comply with the authorities who advised is to cancel it since the attacks were still fresh in the minds of many on the either side of the Limpopo.
“Mafikizolo too cooperated with us after the show was aborted and they will be coming after we made some adjustments,” he said.
Messina hailed service providers who despite incurring losses still managed to cooperate with them.
“We have since suffered losses as we go into this show but as a way forward we have decided to move on and hold the show.
“Whether we make a killing or not, we simply want the show done and ensure that fans get value for their money.
“We are also going to use the show as a campaign too against xenophobia where all the artistes in the line-up will speak with one voice as we condemn xenophobia and hate speech on song and dance.
Fans will have to fork out $10 for the upper stands, US$20 for the lower grounds and US$50 for VIP or equivalent.
The event starts at 8pm till late and part of the proceeds will be channelled towards charity.
This is part of Proma Events’ social responsibility as they always give to the less privileged each time they host an event.