Musician Mbeu In Trouble For Stealing A Phone From His Guitarist
Zimbabwean musician, Mbeu, has been accused of stealing a phone from his guitarist, Liberty Magaya, following an altercation over payment.
Magaya reported the theft at Borrowdale Police Station, and Mbeu is expected to appear in court soon on the charge.
According to allegations, Mbeu snatched Magaya’s phone as a way to force him to surrender uniforms and other belongings belonging to the band. Magaya confirmed the incident and explained that it was triggered by a dispute over payment.
Magaya, who is one of Mbeu’s guitarists, stated that they had a disagreement over payment, and he confronted Mbeu about the issue. They were working together, doing rehearsals twice per week at Mbeu’s rehearsal studio in Borrowdale.
Magaya claimed that Mbeu was not paying them what they expected, as guitarists typically receive at least US$50, but he was paying them only US$20.
“I complained to him that we are doing more work and he got angry. He then demanded my guitar, which I refused to give him, before he took my phone, a Huawei Y9 Prime 2019, demanding the band’s uniforms back.”
“I then reported the matter to the police since he took it on Friday,” Liberty told H-metro.
Mbeu has not yet publicly spoken of the incident or responded to enquiries from journalists on the matter. It is also not yet clear if the police has called him for questioning regarding the incident.
The music industry has proved to be one hard-hit industries in the country amid current economic turmoil.
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