December 1, 2016
Melissa Mpofu, Showbiz Editor
DENDERA kingpin Sulumani Chimbetu ties the knot with Linda Samuriwo, a woman he has been cohabiting with for the past seven years, on Saturday.
The couple, which has been married customarily and has two children, one in Grade Two and the other who is under one year, will wed at Zimbali Gardens in Greendale, Harare.
Jah Prayzah and wife – Rufaro, who are also yet to have a white wedding, will be best man and best girl while superstar Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi will play the late Simon Chimbetu’s role of father. Alick Macheso’s former band member – Slomo and Sulu’s cousin –Tryson Chimbetu are some of the groomsmen.
Sulu’s manager, Joe Local Nyamungoma said all was set for the big day.
“People will gather at Zimbali from 10AM for the wedding ceremony. We’re expecting to conclude everything by 5PM to make way for the after party taking place at Belgravia Sports Grounds,” said Nyamungoma.
At the after party, Sulu’s fans will be required to part with $5 to celebrate and witness him churn out songs from his new offering – Jamboree. He will be joined by other artistes – Jah Prayzah, Tryson Chimbetu, Seh Calaz and Hope Masike among others.
Those who will attend the wedding will however sample the new album first at the wedding. The nine-track album features tracks Arasa Mwana, Not Necessary and Mamonya.
Sulu (34), popped the question last year during his birthday celebrations at Private Lounge in Harare.
The wedding was initially set to take place at Rufaro Stadium which incidentally hosted music legend Zexie Manatsa’s wedding on August 29, 1979.
But Nyamungoma said they had to settle for an enclosed venue because of rain fears.