Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
MUSIC producer and Afro-fusion singer, MacDonald Kachingwe, reckons the fight against the spread of the coronavirus needs to be stepped up.
The gifted composer said he was worried by people who are taking a casual approach after Government allowed more industries to resume operations on Lockdown Level 2.
This has allowed for the movement of more people in the CBD and ghettos.
However, the level of intolerance remains a cause for concert.
Kachingwe poured his heart in the video titled Chirwere Hwai due for release today on various social media platforms.
In an interview with H-Metro, Kachingwe said:
“The video was inspired by what the world is going through about this Covid-19 pandemic.
“It is my role as a musician and an elder to preach hope to the people, encourage them to practice social distancing, wash their hands, wear a mask when going out and most importantly to stay at home unless it’s really necessary to come out.”
He warned the defiant people who are reckless that they were hurting themselves.
“To those breaching the lockdown they have themselves to blame when things go wrong as Covid-19 is real,” he said.
Asked how long it took him to come up with the video, he said:
“As someone who is always writing songs and always in the studio at home doing new stuff, it didn’t take much of a time to do this song.
“It just came flowing and I believe God had a message that he wanted me to put to his people,” he said.
On his message of hope to Zimbabweans, he urged them to be firm and resolute.
“To my fellow Zimbabweans Covid-19 is a passing phase and soon or later all this will be over but if we behave carelessly we will regret the rest of our lives.
“It is time for us to reflect on our past, present and future and put our hope and trust in God.”
To date, Kachingwe has recorded a number of albums, which managed to hold their own.
These include Mhosva recorded in 2006, Hupenyu Rwendo (2007), Zikomo (2008), Munamato Wangu (2014), Inyasha (2017) and currently he is in the studio working on a new album due for release in July.