DISPUTE AS DJ IS ORDERED TO PLAY KUTONGA KWARO FOR FIRST LADY’S MANICALAND VISIT
An event where First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa was donating to 14 orphanages in Manicaland province in Mutare yesterday almost turned farcical, as a DJ’s failure to play Jah Prayzah’s hit song Kutonga Kwaro almost brought the function to a premature end.
The song had been requested by Provincial Affairs minister Monica Mutsvangwa and the DJ’s failure to play it was met with disapproval from several government officials and guests, who accused the entertainer of sabotage and being a member of G40.
“Do you have Kutonga Kwaro Garwe? I thought you would have the song so that the First Lady will come to address us after we have enjoyed it,” Mutsvangwa said. A former Mutare councillor, Cecilia Gambe, was heard accusing the DJ of being bribed.
“Have you been bribed not to play the song? We said we the have song and you refused to take it,” she said.
A group of Zanu PF supporters came to the stricken DJ’s rescue when they handed him a disc containing the song, to the excitement of delegates, including some legislators.
Mutsvangwa then said the song was not political.
”There is nothing political about the song, it is just artistic,” she said.