Some revellers damaged property at PaGomba Cafe in Beitbridge after sungura artiste Mark Ngwazi failed to arrive for a show.
Officer commanding Beitbridge police Chief Superintendent Tichaona Nyongo on Tuesday confirmed the fracas but said the police had not received any reports of injuries. He said:
Police can confirm there was crowd trouble at the PaGomba Cafe when an artiste who was supposed to play at the weekend did not show up.
We have not had any reports from people who were injured, but police attended a scene where revellers threw missiles at random, most probably disappointed having paid money for a show that never was.
The revellers destroyed the windows of a minibus that was used as the cash point into the venue where scores of people gathered for the show.
Scores of fun-loving people gathered and there was another band playing which everyone mistook for curtain raiser artistes.
Later news that Ngwazi had not come filtered through and trouble started.
When contacted for a comment by NewsDay yesterday, Ngwazi said he had nothing to say. He said:
You can just write that I have nothing regarding the issue. I am about to perform here at the Defence Forces event and if you want me to say something now because you want me to, you can go ahead and say I have nothing to say.
A fan said posters advertising Ngwazi’s show at PaGomba were posted in Beitbridge and revellers were asked to pay US$5 at the gate.