to get into the show at around 12 midnight, 100 of whom were holding presales tickets.
“The contracted security personnel at the venue started sensing, unnecessarily, that they were being overwhelmed by the crowds and panicked. The otherwise peaceful queue momentarily collapsed when the security personnel over-reacted and called in the police.”
Mawarire said advance ticket holders would all be refunded and apologised to those fans who missed the show. He said the crowd had behaved maturely and blamed the police and security personnel for using ‘bully tactics’ against ‘joy-loving immigrant black crowds’.
LEICESTER - Hundreds of Zimbabweans were turned away from a concert by their beloved Tuku in Leicester at the weekend when security personnel panicked at the size of the crowd and called the police.
Fungwa Mawarire, a spokesman for Zimtownship promoters, said at least 500 people were queuing