Thomas Mapfumo postpones South African tour
Exiled Zimbabwean musician Thomas Mapfumo who was scheduled to tour South Africa this month has moved the shows to next March. According to statement from the organiser of the shows Jimmy Jimalo Entertainment, the postpone was necessitated by the need to decongest their festive season programs.
In a statement the promoter said,
It is with regret that we inform the public of the postponement of the Thomas Mapfumo South Africa tour that was scheduled for October 28 and 29 at Bassline Jazz Club in Johannesburg and Cape Town International Conference Centre respectively. We are aware that there are thousands of fans that were eagerly awaiting for their icon to perform but there have also been a number of Zimbabwean artistes that are scheduled to perform in Cape Town around the scheduled date.
Mapfumo also confirmed the postponement and said,
We have postponed the show to March. We are planning and as it is time is no longer on our side to come up with a good show this year. The fans must be patient because definitely by end of March we will be fulfilling the assignment.
Oliver Mtukudzi is scheduled to perform at the same Cape Town venue on October 22 and 23 while Jah Prayzah will be performing at the end of November.
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