HARARE – Controversial South African gospel artiste Lundi Tyamara’s show which failed to take place in Harare on Saturday has been postponed indefinitely.
Kingdom Embassy, the organisers of the show, claim they are yet to find out why Lundi did not turn up for the one-off show in Harare.
“He was supposed to jet into the country last week Thursday, but we do not know what has stopped him because he had confirmed his visit”, said Pastor Reason Mutero.
Mutero was evasive when asked to comment on reports that Lundi had been deported on arrival at Harare International Airport because he did not have a work permit.
“At the moment the show has been cancelled until further notice,” he said before hanging up.
Local gospel musicians Olinda Marowa, Diva Mafunga, Innocent Gakaka and Munyaradzi Munodawafa were supposed to share the stage with Lundi.
Lundi is no stranger to Zimbabwe. He collaborated with Ivy Kombo and other local artistes as part of the Nguva Yakwana project.
He featured on Ivy Kombo’s track Handidzokere Shure together with fellow South African artistes Vuyo Mokoena, Buhle and Thembinkosi.
The artiste has had a long and colourful musical history that has been tainted by endless controversy since the release of his first multi-platinum selling album Mphefumulo Wami.
The South African artiste’ career has blossomed despite questions about his sexual orientation and drug abuse problems. – Kaleen Gombera