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Mercy Mutsvene is pirating my songs: Malope

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Gospel sensation Rebecca Malope has vowed to take action against Zimbabwean singer Mercy Mutsvene who has been pirating her songs under the pretence that she was working with the South African musician.

Speaking soon after her Harare Gardens show, which was attended by close to 3 000 people yesterday, Malope said Mutsvene’s actions were tantamount to piracy and that she is going to inform her record company, which will in turn take appropriate action.

“I don’t know this person you are talking about.

“In fact, I wish I could meet her. If indeed we were working together then why is she not here?” queried Malope.

“I am definitively going to inform my record company and they will deal with the matter appropriately.” Mutsvene has eight albums to her name, some of which were recorded in South Africa where she claims she was being assisted by Malope.

Reports doing the rounds in Harare suggested that the South African had bought her a minibus as a gift.Malope’s songs such as Mangingavumi and Ulilanga Lelanga, translated by Mutsvene as Handingabvumi and Muri Mutsvene respectively, were crowd favourites at yesterday’s show as fans sang the tunes in Shona.

The internationally acclaimed Malope was in the country for a one off show at the Harare Gardens, which was being promoted by Red Rose Entertainment.She was supported by several Zimbabwean gospel singers who included Gugu Moyo, Kudzi Nyakudya, Olinda Marowa, Sebastian Magacha, Chiedza Chevatendi and Masimba Edenga.

The show started at 10.30 am as scheduled with a performance by apostolic group Masimba Edenga.

Malope only took to the stage at 4pm, and immediately ignited the stage with an energetic performance which left many spellbound.She belted out some of her popular tracks, among them Moya Wami, Mangingavumi, My Hero and Ulilanga Lelanga.

Malope also had a good number of fans in the local music fraternity as artistes such as Pastor Charles and Olivia Charamba, Fungisai Zvakavapano and Sniper were in attendance.

The show ended in style with the Charambas leading all the groups that took part in the gig in a surprise acapella performance.Barbara Chikosi of Red Rose Entertainment, the promoters of the show, was delighted with the turn of events, saying the show ranked among her best.

“This was my best show ever. Nothing went wrong here and I am happy the show is over with only good things to talk about,” she said.

“I want to assure the people of Zimbabwe that with this kind of support we are going to bring them even more international artistes.

“We are already in negotiations with Rebecca for another show which we plan to stage somewhere in the up market areas.”

The local artistes who performed at the show were grateful to the promoters for affording them an opportunity to perform alongside Malope.

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