Musician Alick Macheso says a Guruve man who identifies himself as Simbarashe Macheso is not his son.
Simbarashe has given interviews to a number of social media pages claiming to be Alick’s son.
However, speaking in an exclusive interview with H-Metro on Wednesday, Macheso said Simbarashe is an attention-seeker. He said:
I heard of these stories for some time now. I can’t speak much about social media stories, but the truth is he is one of those people who want to use celebrities to get into the limelight.
This is not new in this industry. What I can say is vanhu vanotsvaga mbiri zvakasiyana.
I have been parading my children who are pursuing music to my fans for some time now.
On this one, it’s up to you (the media) to keep entertaining such things for likes and sales.
In one of the interviews, Simbarashe vowed to keep Macheso’s legacy alive. He said:
I stay in Guruve, which is my mother’s rural home. My father (Alick) is ageing and he might retire anytime.
And, I’m there to keep the legacy alive.
We should let him rest and enjoy the fruits of his work. We should take care of him together with my siblings.
Macheso’s public relations manager, Tich Makahamadze, told H-Metro that he engaged his boss over the matter. Said Makahamadze:
I have engaged Mopao (Macheso) and he distanced himself from the man. That’s our position as management.
Macheso loves his children and he has been parading them whenever he gets the chance.
And, if his case is genuine, why not visit him at home?
We have been to Guruve and what stops him from visiting his father?
It’s sad that some of these so-called journalists are stating it as a fact without talking to Macheso.