TONGAI MOYO might have lost thousands of American dollars to a suspected Harare loan shark that was meant for his medication BUT Suluman Chimbetu’s management won’t give up in helping the ailing musician. In fact, the loss – according to Sulu’s camp – won’t deter them from further fulfiling their pledge to stand with Dhewa during his time of need.
After all, Sulu’s camp has been holding a series of back to back gigs with Utakataka Express providing cover to Dhewa who no longer goes for longer hours due to ill health. And this Sunday, the two camps hold a family show at Mushandirapamwe Hotel in Highfield where Sulu’s camp has pledged to play longer hours should Dhewa struggle with his failing health.
“We are holding another double with Tongai Moyo at Mushandirapamwe Hotel in Highfied. “It’s a family show and the main aim is to assist our good friend Dhewa during his trying times. “I know he has been on the mend health wise but we feel we still need to help him do well,” said Knowledge Nkoma, the Orchestra Dendera Kings boss and Suluman’s most trusted lieutenant.
He added: “We have held similar gigs in the past week but this week’s family show is special in that Dhewa gets a rare opportunity to meet families and assure them that he still has them at heart. “For us, we also feel honoured to be associated with him at the time fans and well-wishers have been playing their part in saving Dhewa.
“Of course we are going to share proceeds with him but we are prepared to play longer hours should he complain of the recurrence of his cancer.” Youthful crooner Munyaradzi Mataruse will also feature at the gig as an opening act, according to organisers.
However, it should be mentioned that all eyes would be on Sulu and Dhewa as they continue with their holy alliance. Last week, Dhewa shared the stage with Alick Macheso at Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex and the aim was to raise funds for Dhewa’s medication and the gig attracted a full house