Macheso Disowns Guruve Man Claiming To Be His Son
A man named Simbarashe Macheso, who claims to be Alick Macheso’s son, has gained attention on social media, but Alick has stated that he may be seeking fame.
Macheso, who has been introducing his children during some of his performances for some time, told H-metro he believes that Simbarashe is using his name to gain attention.
“I heard of these stories for some time now. I can’t speak much about social media stories, but the truth is he is one of those people who want to use celebrities to get the limelight.
“This is not new in this industry.
“What I can say is vanhu vanotsvaga mbiri zvakasiyana.
“I have been parading my children who are pursuing music to my fans for some time now.
“On this one, it’s up to you (the media) to keep entertaining such things for likes and sales.”
In one interview with local media, Simbarashe was quoted saying;
“I stay in Guruve, which is my mother’s rural home. My father (Alick) is ageing and he might retire anytime.
“And, I’m there to keep the legacy alive.
“We should let him rest and enjoy the fruits of his work. We should take care of him together with my siblings.”
However, Macheso’s publicist, Tich Makahamadze, said after an engagement with his employer when this interview aired, Alick distanced himself from Simbarashe. Alick’s management team questions Simbarashe’s move to go on social media instead of approaching Alick if he was indeed his father.
The issue of people claiming to be the sons or daughters of celebrities is not new, and it has been a topic of debate in the local music industry. Meanwhile, Alick is set to perform at Werras Park in Glen View 1 this Saturday, supported by Kinnah, at a show dubbed ‘Sungura meets Zimdancehall.’