Dancer lights up Zindoga, hours after all-night prayer, Sprays ‘holy’ water
Raunchy dancer Beverly “Bev” Sibanda returned to a familiar territory on Saturday afternoon and staged a good show at Club Manucho at Malvern shops (popularly-known as Zindoga Shopping Centre) in Waterfalls.
On an outdoor stage a few metres from prophet Walter Magaya’s church where she “ministered” during her temporary “repentance” experience, Bev gyrated and made sure to remind people that she had been at the nearby worship centre before.
During her performance, she would intermittently point to Magaya’s church building in line with some lyrics of the songs her five-member group was dancing to.
It was more exciting when Bev danced to the “Huya Usunungure Mweya Wangu” song, dressed in white regalia.
Bev mimicked a prophetess and sprinkled some “holy” water (or was it “holy oil”) on her fellow dancers that acted roles of salvation seekers during the act.
When she did lip-sync for lyrics “come and redeem my soul” Bev would deliberately point to Magaya’s Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries church building in apparent ironic reference to her temporary deliverance under Magaya’s wings.
Among the audience were some people that had PHD wristbands.
They waved their hands cheering Bev, apparently oblivious of the deliberate message that Bev wanted to impart to hundreds of people that thronged her free show.
This was the same stage where she held her first public show after deserting Magaya.
It seemed Bev had a point to make, considering that her show came just some hours after Mgaya’s all-night service that ended on Saturday morning at the church.
But owner of Club Manucho, Emmanuel Mawarire, said the show was not meant to prove any point in relation to Magaya’s church.
“This is just one of our many free shows that we host every weekend here.
“Bev has performed here before and she came back today to entertain our patrons.
“Many other artists have performed here and we are glad people enjoyed Bev’s performance,” said Mawarire.
“We promise to give our clients more free shows to show that we value their support in a big way.
“This is just the beginning and we are aiming higher.
“More and more free shows will be held here every weekend.”
Bev shared the stage with Douglas Chimbetu, who also had a good show at the venue.
Bev’s manager, Hapaz Mapimhidze, said they were glad to share the stage with Chimbetu.
“This is a good venue and we have done well to keep our fans entertained.
“This is not the first time that we have shared the stage with Chimbetu, and people enjoy this combination.
“We are prepared to perform at this free venue more because it helps us reach to many of our fans that do not usually come to our evening shows,” said Mapimhidze.