Live show violence under the spotlight

A new arts and entertainment organisation advocating for educating, uniting and upholding security issues during live performances by Zimbabwean artists based here has been established. According to Patrick Sibanda, the South African Music Promoters Association of Zimbabwe (Sampaz) comes as a result of violence which has seen some revelers being killed during live shows during the past three years.

Patrick Sibanda standing with women who attended the Sampaz launch.
Patrick Sibanda standing with women who attended the Sampaz launch.

“This body will keep a wide eye on all live shows as far as security and sabotage is concerned. There have been more than five incidents where revelers were killed and also at one stage Ndux Junior was stabbed. We urgently need to address these issues. Alick Macheso’s recent show was cancelled due to the violence which erupted there,” said Sibanda, also a Director of the Livingway Music Promotions & Entertainment.

The organisation will also conduct regular workshops for music promoters and artists.

Allen Ndoda, a celebrated Rhumba musician welcomed the organisation as a positive step towards the right direction.

In the worst case of violence, two rhumba fans were shot dead in separate incidents at Safari hotel Thembisa last year.

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