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Ex Zanu-PF band leader drops Chamisa single

by Staff reporter
19 May 2019 at 09:28hrs | Views
Former Midlands province leader of a Zanu-PF-aligned music group - Chimurenga IV - John Mutemeri, has released a single praising MDC leader Nelson Chamisa and urging unity in the opposition party.

Mutemeri defected from Zanu-PF to join MDC Alliance at the beginning of this year.

His previous band was prominent during former president Robert Mugabe's era where it headlined performances at major party events like inter-face rallies, annual conferences and congresses.

Under Mutemeri, the band had albums, Go Goi Zimbabwe released in 2011 and Zimbabwe Yangu, which was unleashed two years later.

The group went on to produce a DVD, which merged hits from the two projects whose tracks praised the ruling party and its fallen leader Mugabe.

However, Mutemeri has now jumped ship and says he is now a strong member of the opposition due to the "citadel of hope" in Chamisa's vision.

"I have just released my single called Canaan. This song talks of the need for unity and spirit of oneness in the party as it prepares for its fifth congress.
In the song I urge supporters not to be distracted by the enemy, but rally behind president Chamisa," said Mutemeri in an interview with this publication.

He said the new single had already been accepted with great critical acclaim by MDC sympathisers.

"In the song I say Ngatisvikei Canaan Takakwana [Let's reach Canaan together] meaning before Chamisa rules, some of the MDC supporterscould have been snatched by the enemy so supporters must not be lost that way," said Mutemeri.

Source - the standard