Outrage from Zimbabweans as Top Zimbabwe Government official pays South African artist 5 times what they charged.Zimbabwe has been going through some very difficult times for as long as we can remember to a point that it now feels like there was never a time that things we right in the country. Most people have blamed the country’s misfortunes to poor governance and what happened during the 50th birthday party celebration for a top Zimbabwe Govt Official has gotten Zimbabweans all railed up.
A top Zimbabwe government official is going viral after he paid South African artists 5 times what they had charged for performing at his birthday party.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, George Guvamatanga hired top SA artists Makhadzi and Mafikizolo to perform at his lavish 50th birthday celebrations and it seems that the two performances really hit it home for him as he promised to pay the artists 5 times more than what they charged. Conidering who these artists are it is obvious that the amount they initially charged was an arm and a leg then multiply that by 5 it s now definitely the whole body.
This got Zimbabweans angry with some mentioning that he is partying while Zimbabweans wallow in poverty and others saying that Zimbabweans have not suffered enough. Others were angered by the fact that he was throwing money away to South Africans while there are local artistes who are suffering and are not able to feed their families
— Mukanya (@chafacj) October 8, 2021
…and these are the same people we are trusting with our funds.
The party was definitely an extravagent one and was held at the exclusive Padonhodzo events venues in Sunninghill, Harare and not everyone was invited only the whose who’s were invited.
It is obvious that he was enticed by their performances that he went on to offer to pay them 5times what they had charged. The video of him promising to pay them has gotten mixed reactions.
Some have accused him of externalising foreign currency, foreign currency is hard to come by in Zimbabwe and him doing that has not set well with Zimbabweans. Some have accused Guvamatanga of being a hypocrite for preaching austerity for ordinary citizens while living it large.