Zvikomborero Parafini 

RISING dancehall chanter, Mbida D, who spent the weekend in remand prison, was yesterday granted bail in the matter he is accused of failing to meet his obligations in a contract he signed with a promoter.

Mbida D, whose real name is Tawanda Madondo, is accused of a failing to honour his contract for a show that was slated for March 30 at Nyaguwa Bar in Dzivaresekwa 2.

On his initial appearance, Mbida D had pleaded guilty to the offence but, after the intervention of his lawyer Dumisani Mthombeni, he altered the plea to not guilty.

His lawyer said that the matter is purely a civil matter and shouldn’t be in the criminal court.

Trial is set to commence this Thursday.

The court heard that on March 20, Benjamin Gororo entered into an agreement with Mbida D to the effect that he was supposed to perform at his club over the Easter Holidays.

He paid a deposit of US$100 and went on to print posters and hired a PA system for the show.

Mbida D, however, didn’t show up and never communicated to the businessman.

In his brief defence, Mbida D said he failed to show up because he he had to travel to another show in Botswana, which he thought had been cancelled when he took up the Nyaguwa Bar show,

He was released on US$40 bail and was ordered not to interfere with witnesses until the matter is finalised.

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