Selmor Mtukudzi Pleads With Mnangagwa
6 June 2021

By Jane Mlambo|Daughter of the late national hero Dr Oliver Mtukudzi, Selmor has pleaded with President Emmerson Mnangagwa to allow the arts sector to operate as is the case with South Africa.

Government has maintained a ban on musical shows since March last year when the first COVID-19 induced lockdown was announced.

This has affected the arts sector more than any other as they are not able to hold live shows or perform in front of gatherings due to restrictions on numbers.

A few promoters have organised online shows but the hype seems to have died down leaving musicians dependent on royalties and online sales which in most cases favour big names with a following.

Selmor who recently went to South Africa to perform at a Tuku Memorial concert said she felt sad on her return seeing that artists in Zimbabwe were living like destitutes.

She urged the government to copy South Africa which has a relaxed model allowing musical shows to be held with limited number of attendees.