The masters of ceremony, Tich Mataz, Kanyemba Bonzo and Jabulani Ncube, kept interrupting performances with long speeches of Mugabe’s political history, which could easily be mistaken for a history lecture. The frequent interruptions did not go down well with the crowd who were bored by the monotonous Zanu (PF) propaganda and booed the presenters off the stage.
The presenters also exposed their ignorance in the life history of the former guerrilla leader as they struggled to give his detailed background. The bash was further dampened by performances from Zanu (PF’s) new campaigning machinery, the Mbare Chimurenga Choir and Born Free Crew who had a torrid time on stage after being booed off the stage. Controversial gospel singer, Mercy Mutsvene, who seemed to have managed to woo the crowd with her inspirational gospel hits only fell short of support when she started narrating-like the presenters-Mugabe’s life history.
Such was the case with several other Zanu (PF) artistic mouthpieces such as Cde Chinx, Andy Brown, Sani Makhalima and Mahendere Brothers. However, notable performances from Tongai Moyo and Tryson Chimbetu left the crowd – who braved the cold through the night with something to cheer about.Post published in: Arts