The Sunday Mail
SUNGURA king Alick Macheso has vowed to meet Tedious Muchapedza Matsito’s (Jnr) academic needs up to university level.
The development comes after Macheso adopted the budding musician, becoming his mentor and benefactor. Muchapedza Jr is son to beleaguered sungura singer Tedious Matsito and is currently staying at Macheso’s family home.
The young lad recently got his O-Level results in which he managed six passes in Mathematics, English, Combined Science, History, Geography and Shona. In an interview with this publication last week, Macheso said he did not want to narrow Muchapedza Jnr’s life options.
“He is getting there in as far as music is concerned and I like the fact that he is inspiring my two boys (Esau and Tatenda). But I want to widen his options in life. I want him to go for A- Level then university and I’m prepared to foot the academic bills,” vowed Macheso. The 17-year-old was thrust into the deep end to lead the once popular Ngwenya Brothers after his father suffered a second stroke.
“I have fine-tuned his guitar playing skills and he is doing well, exchanging notes with Esau and Tatenda. But my wish is that he goes as far as possible with his education and make his family proud,” added Macheso.
Muchapedza Jnr is enthusiastic in broadening his horizon but has a different game plan.
“I managed to obtain four C’s, an A and B grades for my Ordinary Level. However, I do not wish to enrol for Advanced Level. My plan is to secure an engineering vacancy at Harare Polytechnic College, which will see me attached to the University of Zimbabwe for a year as part of the course,” revealed Muchapedza Jnr.
“I did not discuss in full about my academic plans with mdhara Macheso but he has hinted he will assist me just like he has been doing. I have not yet made a decision on the path that I intend to take in life. I will pursue a career path that works out well for me, be it in music or engineering.”