Zimdancehall chanter Killer T has pledged to stage a free show for his fans following his failure to turn up for a show in Botswana over the weekend despite receiving the full US$2 000 payment for the performance.
The organizers of the show were left counting the cost after irate fans attacked bouncers and destroyed property at the venue following Killer’s no-show.
The musician’s manager, Kudzai “Super” Biston said they will discuss with the organizers and chat a way forward.
He, however, blamed the show organizers for tarnishing their image, following the orgy of violence. Said Biston:
It was their first time doing a show and I don’t know if it was pressure.
They started pushing everything on social media, meaning they wanted to tarnish our image.
We cannot put out pressure on social media attacks. Imagine everyone is writing what they want.
Just ask them if they delivered their papers on time? We will engage them and we may do a free show for our fans.
There are some situations that arise when you are an artist, and this is one of them.
Killer murungu wangu (is my employer) knows what should be done. We are planning a free show.
We have chats with them, where we communicated from day one, I have the papers, which they signed, and ask them if everything was done on time?
But we will do it for our fans, a free show is coming soon.
One of the organizers of the aborted show, William, said some fans are still demanding to be reimbursed what they paid to enter the venue.
He also accused Killer T’s camp of tarnishing their brand. Said, William:
They (Killer T’s camp) have not given me any feedback, I am even shocked, people were waiting for him.
We went three times to the airport, to make sure, but he never came.
We are facing a lot of challenges, kufamba mahwani (we are now afraid appearing in public) because people are demanding their payments back.
Fans want to know and I don’t know where we will get the money.
We are waiting for his confirmation as to why he didn’t come.
People were injured, the name of the company has been tarnished, and everyone was angry.