Vokal speaks out on music management

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Vokal speaks out on music management GODFREY “Vokal” Bakasa has been managing local artistes for a long time and recently joined Afro-fusion artiste Gary “Tight” Muponda’s band. NewsDay Life & Style reporter, Winstone Antonio (ND), recently caught up with Vokal (GB) to discuss music and band management. Vokal speaks out on music management By Winstone Antonio Vokal’s popularity with many on the showbiz scene rose when he became dancehall singer, Seh Calaz’s manager. Vokal speaks out on music management After a stint with Seh Calaz, he crossed over to hip-hop, taking over…

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NRZ eyes June target on $400m deal

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National Railways of Zimbabwe THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) expects financial closure on the $400 million recapitalisation deal with the Diaspora Investment Development Group (DIDG)/Transnet Consortium by June 2018, an official has said. BY MTHANDAZO NYONI Speaking at the commissioning of the railway equipment leased by NRZ from Transnet, NRZ general manager, Lewis Mukwada said the equipment, commissioned by President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday, was not procured using the $400 million. “The equipment that we have today is to close the gap while we progress negotiations towards financial closure. As…

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Tsvangirai succession bombshell

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THE late MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai’s spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, has said he will soon release audio recordings of the late former prime minister speaking on his succession, as tempers continue to soar in the opposition party. BY OBEY MANAYITI Tamborinyoka, in an exclusive opinion piece published elsewhere in today’s NewsDay, said it was disappointing that Tsvangirai agonised in his last days after he was barred from meeting his preferred successor. “I will be relaying to you Morgan Tsvangirai, in his own voice, divulging the succession permutations and his succession preferences,”…

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Normalcy returns to DeMbare

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BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA Dynamos senior players had been on industrial action for more than a week in protest over non payment of their outstanding dues from the previous season. Coach, Lloyd Mutasa was forced to send to battle a largely youthful squad against an experienced Caps United in the ZNA Charity Shield semi-final on Sunday. And on Tuesday, some players including defenders Marshall Machazane, Godfrey Mukambi and Blessing Moyo, who had played and helped the youthful team to a 1-0 victory over Caps United on Sunday had joined other senior…

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Breaking: Obert Gutu quits MDC-T

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MDC-T spokesperson, Obert Gutu has quit the opposition party and will contest the Harare East constituency which had been reserved for PDP leader, Tendai Biti under the MDC Alliance. Online In a post on his Twitter account, Gutu said he is a principled and professional politician. “I am not going to continue associating myself with an organisation that advocates for violence and thuggery,” he said. MDC-T has been rocked by serious succession fights after party leader, Morgan Tsvangirai succumbed to a two year battle with cancer of the colon. More…

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I resigned for peace’s sake: Mugabe

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I resigned for peace’s sake: Mugabe FORMER President Robert Mugabe told visiting African Union (AU) chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat on Monday that he resigned on his own for the sake of “peace and development” following a military intervention in November last year. I resigned for peace’s sake: Mugabe BY Everson Mushava/Kudzai Muchenjekwa Addressing journalists in Harare after a three-day working visit, Mahamat said his mission was to get first-hand information regarding the military’s role in Mugabe’s ouster. I resigned for peace’s sake: Mugabe “I met him (Mugabe), we exchanged views,…

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Chamisa dares Mnangagwa

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Chamisa dares Mnangagwa MDC-T acting president, Nelson Chamisa yesterday told tens of thousands of party followers that he would quit politics if President Emmerson Mnangagwa wins the next elections, insisting the opposition party will form the next government. Chamisa dares Mnangagwa BY RICHARD CHIDZA Addressing mourners at the funeral of the late MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai in Humanikwa village, Buhera, Chamisa, whose leadership of the party is under contestation, insisted on uniting the party to face off with Mnangagwa. He declared he would quit politics “if Mnangagwa wins the next election”. Chamisa…

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Zim uses $80k from AU grant

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Zim uses $80k from AU grant ZIMBABWE has so far used nearly half of the $200 000 grant from African Union for the setting up of a regional internet exchange point, which will see a reduction of internet costs. Zim uses $80k from AU grant BY FIDELITY MHLANGA Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security minister Supa Mandiwanzira yesterday told journalists during a tour of the exchange point by African Union Commission chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat that internet traffic exchange was in Europe at a cost, before the setting up of the…

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Impossible is nothing

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Impossible is nothing FC Platinum have pledged to launch an attack of demonic proportions, as they seek to rise from the Impossible is nothing dead and claim their Caf Champions League preliminary round tie against Clube Desportivo De Agosto of Angola. Impossible is nothing BY TERRY MADYAUTA Having been annihilated 3-0 in the first leg, few see any way back for the platinum miners, who are under pressure to emulate Caps United and progress to the group stage, but the Zvishavane side are determined to defy odds. Impossible is nothing Norman Mapeza’s…

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