South African Afro-pop music duo ‘Mafikizolo’ who arrived yesterday ahead of the Heroes Gala at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) have described Zimbabwe as their second home.
The duo who put up a dazzling performance last night, said the visit will continue cementing their relationship with their fans.
“Zimbabwe is just our second home. It always feels good coming back here,” said Nontlantla Sibongile.
The group has previously performed in Zimbabwe but Tate Theodore said this time they were motivated more since they were doing it for heroes, who liberated their country.
“First and foremost, because it’s a heroes’ gala. We are honouring the heroes. I think it is very important that every hero needs to be honoured. You do not just become a hero, you will have done something great to your country.
“We feel very privileged that we are one of the chosen band in South Africa to come and honour the night for the heroes,” said Theodore.
“We love our fans and we never disappoint. Obviously when we are there we make sure we give them the best of Mafikizolo, taking them back from where we come from.”
A vivid fan of Mafikizolo Spiwe Mhlanga said was happy to see the duo back in the country.
“After noticing the Heroes Gala poster, definitely I vowed not to miss the action. I would like to thank the organisers for bringing the duo and putting them on the line- up,” she said.
Last night’s gala featured local acts such as Sandra Ndebele, Selmor Mtukudzi, Chief Hwenje, Andy Muridzo, Amos Mahendere, Agartha Murudzwa, DJ Fantan and Levels, Mark Ngwazi, Mathias Mhere, Roki and Mathias Mhere among others.