Wilson Chipangura, Entertainment
HARARE – Sungura king Alick Macheso has rebuffed viral social media claims that he was mulling a run for parliament to represent Gutu West constituency in 2023.
The goodwill Red Cross Zimbabwe ambassador described the reports as “April Fools’ Day hoax” after a Twitter user alleged “confirmed reports” saying his campaign agents were already mobilising for support on the ground.
“He is said to be spending much of his time at his farm in Chipisa with local villagers pushing this agenda,” the user claimed.
Macheso quickly hit back with a rhetoric question that was also dismissive of the claim.
“Is today April Fools’ Day, or has Fools’ Day come early this year for people to peddle falsehoods about me?”
The Sungura kingpin said he was currently working on new music for his fans, and that he was not fascinated by the idea of venturing into politics. Some Twitter users appeared to have fallen for the prank.
“Please not on a Zanu PF ticket,” urged one user.
Another added, simply: “Cry the beloved country.”
Macheso who has been dubbed the best thing to come out of Zimbabwe among a host of other talented artists is expected to release his much awaited album yet to be named.
The project was initially intended for release last year before covid-19 forced a change in tact which saw Macheso dropping a fairly received single track Zuro Ndizuro.