This Is Why Makhadzi’s Zimbabwe Show Turned Into A Nightmare
Seasoned event organizer Partson “Chipaz” Chimbodza has spoken out about the disastrous Good Friday show featuring South African singer Makhadzi in Mutare.
The event was nothing short of a disaster, with attendees throwing missiles at the VIP section and causing the songstress to flee in terror.
According to reports from H- Metro, an undisclosed number of fans were injured during the incident and required hospital treatment.
Why Makhadzi’s Show In Zimbabwe Was A Disaster
The initial reports suggested that fans threw missiles in response to Makhadzi’s use of pre-recorded tracks.
However, another report that has been circulating suggests that the venue was overcrowded, leading to a stampede as fans jostled to record the songstress on their phones.
Chipaz has apologized to Makhadzi and explained that the fans overpowered their security personnel, resulting in the destruction of barricades.
“Well, I would like to put the record straight regarding what happened in Mutare. Firstly, I would like to apologise to Makhadzi and her team for being caught in the fracas,” he said.
According to Chimbodza, although bottles were thrown during the show, they were not specifically aimed at Makhadzi.
Fans became excited and started breaking down barricades that were intended to separate the VIP section from the general audience, causing chaos as they clamored to catch a glimpse of the Murahu hitmaker on stage.
The situation escalated when VIPs began pushing back against the crowd, leading to bottles being thrown in their direction.
“It’s true that bottles were thrown onto the stage but they were not targeted at Makhadzi as claimed on the social media and other media outlets. When Makhadzi appeared on stage, fans jostled to catch a glimpse of her and broke barricades demarcating the VIP enclosure and ordinary side. This did not go down well with fans in the VIP and the pushing and shoving resulted in bottles being thrown towards the VIP section. It obviously appeared as they were targeting Makhadzi but the few minutes she performed, people were very happy,” Chipaz said.
Partson “Chipaz” Chimbodza also appealed to fans to refrain from violent behavior during live shows.