Thomas Mapfumo Lashes Out At Corrupt Regime
Chimurenga Music maestro Thomas Mapfumo is back home and has no kind words for former President Robert Mugabe.
Mapfumo was forced into exile after he was accused of stealing cars,an allegation he vehemently refutes. After 14 years in exile,The King of Chimurenga music is expected to perform at The Glamis Arena on Friday 28th April in his first show in the country in over a decade.
Speaking to Star FM Mapfumo opened on returning home and how the Former government owed him money for his cars they never returned to him.
“The past leadership was so bad, and I could not stand the dictatorship tendencies and its corrupt habits,” he said.
“Such a leadership was so frightening to the extent that I opted to leave the country for the USA after realising that my life and that of my family was in danger due to the (vehicle) allegations.”
“These cars disappeared because of corruption in government departments. My cousin was called to sign for the cars by the police but, when he returned to collect them, there was nothing at all.
“Would I steal a car? That is crazy. Anyway, the case is still in the courts. I actually want the money taken from me by that ruthless leadership back.”
Mukanya also added how he was humbled by local fans and family who stood by him during his trying times.
Mapfumo said he would be in Zimbabwe for a while as he will go back to the States to manage his businesses.
“I am here just for a while because we have some projects which are ongoing in the USA.
“Since there is a new dispensation and we are now able to travel freely, we will be coming home very often. This is our home.”
Mapfumo’s manager added that Mukanya shows across the country are in the works and the latter would not only perform in Harare.