Former minister of Sports, Symon Vuwa Kaunda, who made a public pledge to a Lilongwe based-female gospel musician Miriam Kuseni’s CD launch on April 1 has changed his tune when the artist approached him to fulfil his pledge has dominated the Friday’s scandal- sheet Weekend Times.
The paper reported that Kaunda’s change of tune has prompted Kuseni to give up pushing for the fulfilment of the remaining K150, 000 cash which the former minister was supposed to pay after giving her K100, 000 only on the K250, 000 pledges he made on behalf of presidential aspirant Peter Mutharika.
The paper went on to stress that in a dramatic turn of events, Vuwa who was also present at the concert took to the stage and told the audience in jam-packed Sheaffer Marquee in Lilongwe that Mutharika had donated quarter a million kwacha (K250,000) to Kuseni.
He gave Kuseni K100, 000 cash, requesting her to call him the following day to collect the remaining K150, 000. But sources close to the family of the gospel artist told The Weekend Timesthat when Kuseni called, Vuwa refused to pay the remaining K150, 000.
He said “he was not happy because he was booed during the album launch.”
When Kuseni called him again, Vuwa reportedly shouted at her saying, “Kodi simukudziwa kuti boma lidasintha? Ndalama ndidagawila ma artist anzanu aja basi.”
The source said Kuseni’s failed to talk to Mutharika but confirmed that she only received K100, 000 from Vuwa on the day of her show.
Vuwa told the paper “What l know is that l gave her K100, 000 cash from Peter Mutharika. I also gave other artists K50, 000 .But lam not aware of the K250, 000, maybe that’s what she wanted from the DPP leader. But on our part we supported her the way we planned it.”
Asked about the payment to other artists during her launch, Kuseni indicated that she paid them herself, wondering which artists Vuwa paid.
The paper also carried the ‘Action Girl’ section on what is popularly known as ‘Page 8’. They featured Vanessa.
The page carries sexualised photographs of young women clad in only underwear and bra.
There is an invitation beneath the photographs that calls on “sexy, attractive and bootylicious young women to call on 01 609 767 to appear on this page at a free! (sic).
Average ‘Action Girl ‘rarely gets the dignity of a surname in the paper. The girls are reportedly paid K15,000 to appear on the page.
Last year in April the almost naked girl identified as Monalissa attracted people’s outrage.
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