Zimdancehall chanter Kelvin Kusikwenyu popularly known as Killer T torched a storm on social media, with some sections of the public accusing him of ‘bootlicking’ First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa by sending her birthday wishes, Nhau has learnt.
The dancehall chanter was accused of using the birthday message as a campaign initiative to be considered with the same befitting status given to the late Soul Musaka aka Soul Jah Love who was conferred with provincial hero status by President Mnangagwa when he died last month.
Bindura mayor Brian Kembo (MDC) said the young musician was seeking hero status which he will not get through such a move.
“I know zvawazviitira manje hauiitwe hero,” he said.
Fans on his Facebook page yesterday taunted him after he posted his picture with the First Lady wishing her a happy birthday.
“Wakufarisa Killer T,” said one Tete vaNoku.
“Amai vaani? Wakudziirwa manje,” Taku Dzumbunu wrote.
Another fan Priscillar Mtungwazi said, “Izvo ita wega hako.”
One who goes by the name Tendai Valentine Ruomba also blasted the musician for dining with Mnangagwa.
“Ah makuda kupera mukuru siyana nechembere idzo we listen to your music to escape the pain caused by these same people saka respect our feelings don’t dine navo avo.”
The picture in which he was in the company of the First Lady was captioned, “l just wanna say Happy Birthday Kuna Amai Mwari akuwedzerei makore akawandisa ekurarama muchengetwe naIshe nhasi izuva renyu enjoy your birthday Momz.”
However, some fans believe that there was nothing wrong with the Zimdancehall chanter wishing the First Lady a happy birthday.
Since this doesn’t concern me or music I just want to say there is nothing wrong to wish somebody good health and long life. Everybody deserves birthday wishes no matter how bad they are,” said one who goes by the name Petrine Mwala Beni.
Another user, Tinofara Shango Mushangwe had this to say: “Atadzei chairman veduwe…Wishing someone good health and many more years imhosva here…Magara hamuuye kumalive shows ake. Chairman vazhinji venyu hamuna kana help yamunomupa mulife make so don’t control him…Itai yamunoita imimi.” Nhau/Indaba