Chief Shumba back with new song

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Mashonaland Central & West News - Patrick Chi­tumba Mid­lands Bureau Chief

CHIEF Shumba of the “ED Pfee” hit song is back with a new song ti­tled “Mushana paJecha.”

Chief Shumba, born Ad­mire Sibanda, co-wrote the song with prom­i­nent young farmer from the Mid­lands Prov­ince Cde John Muchenje, a ben­e­fi­ciary of the suc­cess­ful Land Re­form Pro­gramme and Com­mand Agri­cul­ture Pro­gramme.

Cde Shumba said the song is aimed at bring­ing aware­ness to youths and those who are bent on caus­ing may­hem and dis­or­der in the coun­try that each and every Zim­bab­wean has a role to play in so­cio-eco­nomic eman­ci­pa­tion of the coun­try and the need to work to­gether and not throw span­ners in each other’s work.

He said he was sad­dened two weeks ago when Winky D de­cided to re­turn to dance­hall and drop the track “Ka­song Ke­jecha”.

Due to its po­lit­i­cal un­der­tones, the song has been quickly em­braced by those in the op­po­si­tion.

“It is sad we have an op­po­si­tion and artistes like Winky D who are say­ing they will pour sand on na­tional pro­grammes spear­headed by the New Dis­pen­sa­tion. When the Zanu-PF Gov­ern­ment em­barks on pro­grammes, they don’t only ben­e­fit its sup­port­ers but every Zim­bab­wean and there­fore there is need for all Zim­bab­weans to work to­gether as one in unity in­stead of think­ing of pour­ing sand on oth­ers,” said Chief Shumba.

He said the sand which they want to use to cause may­hem and de­spon­dence is very im­por­tant for any in­fra­struc­ture and an­i­mals. For in­stance crocodiles use it as hatch­eries for their eggs so we can’t al­low sand to be used for de­struc­tive pur­poses.

“Sand is used to­gether with other con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als like as­phalt and con­crete. It is also used as a dec­o­ra­tive ma­te­rial in land­scap­ing. Spe­cific types of sand are used in the man­u­fac­ture of glass and as a mold­ing ma­te­rial for metal cast­ing. Other sand is used as an abra­sive in sand­blast­ing and to make sand­pa­per. It is also a hatch­ery for crocodiles and,” said Chief Shumba.

Cde Muchenje said they com­posed the song to cor­rect the mind­set of the youth so that they are not swayed by the masses of de­struc­tion in think­ing that “kudira jecha” is the way to solve our prob­lems.

“As youth we are the fu­ture lead­ers of this coun­try so I wanted to ed­u­cate the youth not to be used by peo­ple who are ig­no­rant about eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment.

“We use sand to con­struct not de­stroy,” he said.

Cde Muchenje added, “Those guys in op­po­si­tion are and want to arm twist the Zanu PF Gov­ern­ment to en­ter into the Gov­ern­ment of Na­tional Unity (GNU) for their own self­ish ben­e­fits and not for the youths they use in their de­mon­stra­tions. They called for sanc­tions to fix the coun­try which shows that they don’t care about us. We wanted to counter Winky D and el­e­ments among that are against progress.”

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