By Tawanda Marwizi
Dendera musician Suluman Chimbetu failed to perform at Club Junior in Gokwe over the weekend after failing to deliver a PA system to the venue.
Sulu, as the musician is affectionately known, reportedly arrived at the venue and tried to get an alternative PA system from local churches but failed to secure one.
“He had no instruments for the show and he tried to look for an alternative PA system but it could not work. Patrons at the bar ended up shouting at him as he entered the venue,” said a source.
Owner of the venue Jacob Sundau confirmed the musician’s failure to perform at his place and said it was a sign of lack of professionalism.
“He was here but could not perform because he said the car carrying his PA system had a breakdown. I was not expecting that from him,” he said.
Sundau said he was forced to leave the place as patrons got angry.
“When I left the place patrons were shouting at him and it was not good. I wasn’t expecting that from an established artiste like Chimbetu,” he said.
He said he would call the musician this week and map a way forward since he had done adverts. “I have lost my money in the process but as a God-fearing person I will engage them so that we map a way forward,” he said.
Efforts to get hold of Chimbetu’s publicist Joe Nyamungoma were fruitless as his mobile phone went unanswered but a band member confirmed they failed to perform because they had no equipment. The Herald