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Tshanda goes back to old-time promoter


SOUTH AFRICAN music maestro Dan Tshanda has expressed happiness at returning to his promoter in Zimbabwe after a sabbatical.


The disco singer could not hide his joy saying he was grateful to be back in the country after a three-year absence.

Tshanda said he had decided to go back to his old promoter Dave Ncube of Sekunjalo Investments because of his professionalism, as other promoters had swindled him in the past, leaving him to pay outstanding bills.

“I am happy that now I am working with my promoter and friend with whom I share a good history as far as music and entertainment are concerned. Every time I work with Dave everything is always in place,” Tshanda said in Bulawayo on Wednesday where he was signing a contract for a concert next month.

“The professionalism that I’m talking about is exhibited by the way we are doing things with Dave. The fact that I am here to sign contracts and meeting my fans before the show indicates how committed he is to this whole process.

“If he had travelled to meet me in South Africa, my fans would not view him as genuine, but the fact I am here to plan the event shows how professional he is,” Tshanda said.

The artiste added that he knew how he disappointed fans last year when he failed to turn up for a show because promoters did not stick to contractual agreements.

“I am here to rectify the bad image and show that dealing with crooks is a big problem. I signed a contract with them and they promised to pay me money before we travelled with the band, but they deposited the money on the last day and I told them to postpone the show because there was no way I could travel the same day since I needed to group members from my stable.

“Moreover, having deposited the money on the same day, they decided to go on with the show knowing that I would not be able to travel because it takes at most 16 hours to reach Zimbabwe by road.”

In terms of the upcoming show modalities, Tshanda said they were working hard with Ncube and promised fans it would be a good show.

Tshanda’s career spans more than two decades during which he has proved to be a brilliant artiste.

Sekunjalo Investments will unpack details of the show in due course after finalising the date with Tshanda today and the company will start advertising the show from next week.

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