Mtukudzi, Dembo, Chimbetu families benefit from E-gala proceeds

By ZBC Reporter

Several families left behind by departed musicians have benefited from the proceeds of an e-gala organised by the ruling Zanu PF party last week.

It was all smiles at the Zanu PF Headquarters in Harare this Wednesday as families left behind by late musicians received Covid-19 relief packages, courtesy of the revolutionary party.

For the beneficiaries, nothing is more satisfying than the feeling which comes with knowing that someone, more so a leader, cares about them.

All that matters for the ruling party is servant leadership, a culture, the leadership believes should be adopted by all Zimbabweans.

“The President, His Excellency Cde E.D Mnangagwa made an inquiry from all of us on how musicians are surviving during this COVID-19 era since no shows are going on. He also spoke on the families of late musicians. This is when we came up with this idea of an e-gala to ensure that we cushion them,” Zanu PF Secretary for Finance
Cde Patrick Chinamasa said.

“Whenever such an event is staged, there are costs that come with it, but as the ruling party we are happy that the cost benefitted the intended people,” said Zanu PF National Political Commissar Cde Victor Matemadanda.

Among the beneficiaries were the families of the late musicians; Oliver Mtukudzi, Solomon Skhuza, Leonard Dembo, Simon Chimbetu, Cde Chinx Chingaira, Cephas Mashakada, and Tobias Matsito.

The Beata Mangethe family was the first to benefit when a Zanu PF delegation visited their home in Bulawayo on Monday.

Other artists who have been facing challenges in the wake of Covid-19 such as Lucky Mumiriki and Francis Dhaka popularly known as Slomo also benefited.