By Tawanda Marwizi
Businessman Edias Mavedzenge, who gave Gift Amuli a Toyota Hilux Virgo to use to resuscitate his waning music career, has repossessed the car following a misunderstanding between the two parties.
Sources said Mavedzenge gave Amuli the car on condition that the musician employs one of the businessman’s relatives in his management team but Amuli could not meet the demand.
“Amuli accepted the condition but did not deliver. The musician ignored the request and has not been answering the businessman’s phone calls leading to the fallout,” said a source.
Mavedzenge’s close friend Lilanda Hungwe, who is also Amuli’s former manager, confirmed the development saying the musician had failed to fulfil his promise.
“As I speak, Mavedzenge has the car. He took it because Amuli could not work according to the agreement,” he said.
Hungwe said Amuli had approached the businessman for assistance when he faced hard times.
Early this year, The Herald Entertainment exclusively revealed that Amuli had abandoned his band for mining due to financial challenges.
“He came to us after he fell on hard times early this year, pleading for help and together with Mavedzenge, we tried to assist but the musician could not fulfil his promise and the car had to be repossessed” said Hungwe.
Asked what they wanted Amuli to do as part of the agreement, Hungwe was evasive but maintained the musician was supposed to do a few things and failed.
“He was not supposed to paying anything to us but he was not honest to the terms we agreed on, leading to the withdrawal of the pledge,” he said.
Amuli was not available for comment as his mobile phone was not being answered.
A person who claims to be his publicist and only identified as Shumba downplayed the issue, blaming the media for reporting badly about the musician.
“You guys you don’t come to our shows to cover our performances but if there is something bad you rush to write,” he said.
Pressed further, he said they had parked the car at home because it was a “fuel guzzler” and they could not afford to use it for their shows outside the capital. The Herald