Tawanda Marwizi : Arts Correspondent
Dancehall musician Soul Musaka, popularly known as Soul Jah Love, was involved in a car accident in Gweru yesterday. The musician was travelling with his band to Victoria Falls for a gig. Four people, including the “Hove Huru” hitmaker were seriously injured and were admitted at Gweru General Hospital.A source who attended the accident scene said the musician’s vehicle burst a front tyre and lost control. “The car’s front tyre burst and the driver lost control of the vehicle near Village Lodge which is about five kilometers from Gweru,” said the source.
Gweru music promoter Esau Hundura who also went to the scene shortly after the incident said the musician had been referred to a Harare hospital.
“I just received a call as one of the local promoters from people at the scene and I arrived when the guys were being taken to the hospital. He got treatment at general hospital before he was referred to Harare,” he said.
Hundura said other band members were still at Gweru General Hospital.
The musician’s manager Marshall Bimha, who is known as Wadis, confirmed the incident and said Soul Jah Love was in a stable condition.
“They are on their way back to Harare and they said they are all in a stable condition. We will see how they are when they arrive,” he said.
The musician is scheduled to perform at Las Vegas in Southerton on Sunday alongside sungura maestro Alick Macheso.
“When I talked to him he was in a stable condition and we are hoping that the Harare show will go ahead as planned. We have cancelled our Vic Falls show and we will plan another one in the town soon,” he said.
In 2014 Soul Jah Love musician cheated death by a whisker after he rammed into Honda Fit in Harare.