ORGANISERS of the once aborted “Mafikizolo Back in Town Concert” have reassured merry-makers preparations are well on course with the new dates still unchanged.
Initially, it was set to be held on September 6 only to be moved to November 8 at HICC.
And after keeping fans guessing with those who had already paid advance tickets the more vocal ones, event organisers finally cleared the air last night.
“There are some people who want to spread lies about our show but let me say that it will be held on November 8.
“We are sticking to November 8 and we don’t want to confuse our fans as being reported in some circles.
“Whenever some good is set to happen, there are party spoliers but we won’t lose sleep over them,” said show organiser Blessing “Messina-Harare” Jeke of Proma Events.
The affable promoter said the line-up still remains unchanged as they are looking forward to add ne surprise acts.
Top South African outfit Mafikizolo, Suluman Chimbetu and Impala Car Rentals brand ambassador Selmor Mtukudzi lead an array of performers.
Fellow artistes Andy Muridzo, Tocky Vibes, Gemma Griffiths, Diamond Musica and Sasha are also part of the line-up.
Star FM duo of Phathisani and KVG along with DJ Iroq, Tha Nu Vyb and a guest artiste will provide variety at the show.
However, it should be mentioned that all the eyes would be on Mafikizolo who are set to lead the celebrations where love and unity will be preached on song and dance.
“We all know what happened in South Africa recently when fellow brothers and sisters were attacked during the xenophobic attacks.
“Some were misplaced with others were injured and killed, a sad thing to happen in African soil.
“As we have planned, we would have wanted to host Mafikizolo in September but the wounds were still fresh.
“We had no option but to shelve the show to a new date which is November 8.
“On November 8, we will be preaching the same gospel of peace, love and harmony on song and dance,” Messina was quoted as saying in a recent edition of H-Metro shortly after announcing new dates.
Messina said those who had already purchased advance tickets would not be affected by the new changes.
“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 added.