HARARE – Gospel musician Mathias Mhere has conceded that the alleged adultery between his wife Susan Dzinamarira and his friend Gift Mahlupeka forced him to postpone his maiden tour of the United States (US).
The Favour singer, who was initially scheduled to begin his US tour on February 16, told the Daily News that he rescheduled the tour to give himself enough time to solve his marital problems.
“I have postponed the tour to end of April because it was not prudent for me to go ahead leaving my marriage in flames,” said Mhere.
A WhatsApp exchange between Dzinamarira and Mahlupeka convinced many Zimbabweans that the two were cheating, a view that was confirmed by Mhere himself.
But in a sensational turn of events, Mahlupeka claimed that the WhatsApp texts at the centre of the scandal were in fact penned by Mhere himself.
The Chimanimani-born Mahlupeka, who is also a gospel artiste, went on to release a song he claimed was meant to set the record straight and prove that the adultery saga was masterminded by Mhere to promote his latest album Glory to Glory.
But yesterday, without elaborating, Mhere said the sad episode was now water under the bridge.
“Like I told you recently, I no longer want to discuss my family matters in the press but all is now well between my wife and myself, that is why I am ready to resume my US tour,” said the Number Busy singer.
Despite the controversy that has dogged his life of late, Mhere is confident that the pending US tour will take his music career to the next level.
“Sadly, I have had to shelve the US tour twice due to pressing personal problems.
“Initially, I was supposed to tour the US in 2013 but I failed due to another personal issue which I later solved. I am now ready for the tour which I am sure will take me to a higher level,” Mhere elaborated.
“I am keen to use the US tour to market and promote my music in that country.”
The Gutu-born artiste rose to national prominence due to the success of his albums Anoita Minana and Nguva Yenyasha both produced by Lyton Studios.
Mhere’s latest album Glory to Glory was produced by Charles Aibeki, a former guitarist in gospel star Charles Charamba’s Fishers of Men.
According to Mhere, the latest album has reportedly sold more than 10 000 copies within a month. Daily News