Dan Tshanda robbed

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Bon­gani Ndlovu Show­biz Cor­re­spon­dent

POP­U­LAR disco band, Splash had some of their mu­si­cal equip­ment stolen and van­dalised by an an­gry crowd at a show in Botswana af­ter a 20-minute power out­age last Fri­day.

Band leader, Dan Tshanda said af­ter per­form­ing a cou­ple of songs, there was a power out­age which forced his band to abort the per­for­mance and leave the stage. While he was try­ing to fig­ure out what had gone wrong, loot­ers took ad­van­tage of the sit­u­a­tion and grabbed any­thing they could get hold of.

Tshanda de­scribed the in­ci­dent as an act of sab­o­tage. “What hap­pened at Maun was pure sab­o­tage. On Satur­day an anony­mous per­son called me and said some peo­ple had been sent to dis­turb our shows.

“I went to Maun well pre­pared to en­ter­tain our beloved fans and also changed the playlist to please them. I never thought the devil that doesn’t want peace and love to pre­vail, had his plans,” said Tshanda.

He said dur­ing the power out­ages some made their way back­stage where they looted key­boards, watches and cell­phones.

“It’s a pity hardly five min­utes in try­ing to solve the prob­lem, all hell broke loose. Peo­ple started loot­ing our equip­ment and pri­vate be­long­ings such as watches and cell­phones. They stole all our in­stru­ments, so for the next show in Gantsi I had to buy new equip­ment.”

As a re­sult, their Satur­day show in Gantsi saw Splash per­form­ing with backup tracks.

Tshanda said he was grate­ful that no one was hurt in the de­ba­cle adding that he would rise again.

“I’m a cham­pion, I was born a cham­pion. They’ll never take me down and they’re just like vul­tures wait­ing for me to trip. They’ll never suc­ceed, I al­ways push my­self to the limit, to make sure I stay on top. Go Splash mane,” said Tshanda.

The group is still in Botswana for a na­tion­wide tour to com­mem­o­rate that coun­try’s 50th In­de­pen­dence cel­e­bra­tions. The tour will end next month.

Dan Tshanda

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