|‘Ndiro Yababa’ exits|
|Saturday, 11 August 2012 12:15|
The firebrand Utakataka Express boss said Miniehle failed to stay true to the traditional custom of staying single for a year before moving on.
“Soon after the burial, my mother said she was only 26 years old and thus could not stay single for a whole year. She said she had been faithful to Tongai and stayed true to him during the most desperate of times, but could not continue to be punished even after his death,” said Peter.
“I could not ask her about her relationships with any man. Remember this is my mother, together with five other children. We were all left in her care as the last surviving official spouse and we accorded her that respect.
The young Utakataka Express frontman said Miniehle had wanted to leave as early as February this year, but he had to beg her to stay for the sake of the children and the family’s image, and also to ensure that she did not leave without a business or job to keep her going.
Miniehle, who had one child with the late Dhewa, took her only child Natasha, who is in Grade 2, leaving behind the rest, some of whom are the same age as her daughter.
responsibility of the Kwekwe-based musician.
“I will continue to pay school fees and other related expenses for Natasha just as I look after the rest of the kids who are staying with me at the moment. I have had to hire two maids, one specifically for the kids especially when schools are open and the other for the rest of the duties.
Efforts to get a comment from Miniehle, known as “Ndiro Yababa” after one of Dhewa’s songs, were fruitless as her mobile phone was unreachable.
However, there are reports that Peter was in the habit of dumping all responsibilities on desperate Miniehle, refusing to buy food or pay rent and other bills.
“I only fulfilled my late father’s dream of completing the house, but surely he would turn in his grave if I barred anyone, especially his beloved wife, from staying in that house or giving her any restrictions whatsoever,” said Peter.
Peter was speaking at a recent sold-out show at Mushandirapamwe Hotel in Highfield where Shiga Shiga, who earlier this year joined the embattled and struggling Energy Mutodi, joined the Kwekwe-based outfit on stage.
Just when the chanter was about to leave the stage, Peter asked (Macheso style) if he should bring back the talented Shiga and the response from the crowd was a thunderous approval.
In an interview soon after the performance, Shiga would neither confirm nor deny the possibility of a move back to Utakataka. He, however, said he was pleased that Utakataka fans had finally forgiven him for his move.
where Mutodi Express and Utakataka Express will be sharing the stage,” said Shiga.