Veteran Sungura musician Hosiah Chipanga says he is ready to go for a paternity test with upcoming Zimdancehall artiste Lancelot Chibwana, who alleges Chipanga is his biological father.
Chibwana has over the years been claiming that Chipanga is his biological father and accuses him of refusing to go for a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test to bring closure to the matter.
Chibwana was born in Murehwa in 1988 and was raised by his maternal relatives after her mother, Memory Chibwana, died in 1994.
He said that before her death, her mother had introduced him to Chipanga as his biological son.
In 2005, Chibwana briefly stayed with Chipanga at his home in Dangamvura, Mutare before the pair moved to Harare.
But speaking in an interview with The Weekender, Chipanga accused Chibwana of being an attention seeker after the paternity issue made rounds on social media, especially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Said Chipanga:
You can call Tinashe Mugabe anytime. We can go for a DNA test anytime. I am ready. Why should I be afraid?
He is trending on social media by peddling lies and falsehoods. He is not my son, and I will stick to it. He is getting loud and has been consistently lying.
He is also causing a lot of discomfort in my family and among my fans, friends and relatives.
This is despite the fact that I have always been on record saying that he is not my child.
I would have respected him more if he had used other channels like engaging my relatives to put the matter to bed culturally.
That he has resorted to using the social media route won’t change the fact that he is not my son.
Tinashe Mugabe is a Zimbabwean radio and television personality and host of the television show The Closure DNA Show.
Meanwhile, Chipanga, who has been holding live shows across Mutare, said he is working on a new album set to be released later this year.