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Saturday, January 1, 2011

ZIMBABWE: Capleton - "I Feel at Home"

Visiting Jamaican Reggae Dancehall icon, Capleton, has said that he feels at home in Zimbabwe. The artist who arrived in the country on December 22 ahead of two performances set for the end of this week said this in an interview with Zimbo Jam.

King Shango or ‘The King of Fire’, as he is affectionately known to his fans, revealed that he has liked what he has seen in the country so far.

“Zimbabwe is great and I am not ashamed to call it home. I have been to Great Zimbabwe, and they took me to a zoo (Lion and Cheetah Park) which I have loved so much. I also was taken to the venues and they are good the stages were all good.” said Capleton after a tour of the town of Chitungwiza.

He also said that he was ready to rock Harare and that he has received a welcome he did not expect.
Whilst addressing scores of fans who gathered to welcome him in Chitungwiza on Tuesday December 28, he said, “I want to thank you for the huge welcome, thank you for the love.”

Capleton was given a hero’s welcome in the town where excited people of all ages followed his group’s convoy of cars for long distances and where some closed their businesses just to get a glimpse of the Jamaican artist. Children ran from as far as St Mary’s to Chitungwiza Town Centre, many on bare feet, a distance of about 5km, following Capleton who waved at the crowds through the sun roof of one of the vehicles.

The joy in the town was however cut short by a sudden massive rainstorm which made it impossible for the King of Fire to appear at Makoni Shopping centre which is the busiest market place in Chitungwiza.

Capleton also visited Zengeza 2 shops, Unit L shops, the Chitungwiza Town Centre and the Aquatic Complex where he is billed to perform on January 1, 2011 after his first show on December 31, 2010 at Andy Miller Hall.

He has gone to other “ghettos” in Harare, which are Glen Norah, Mufakose and today Mabvuku. King Shango will appear in all areas where the Pasa Pasa showswere held, except for Norton and Kwekwe, which are a distance from Harare.

Capleton in Chitungwiza Zimbabwe


Capleton at a Press Conference
Capelton's Motorcade through Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe
Children gather and running beside Capleton's envoy



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