There was drama Sunday afternoon at Sheafer ICA marquee in Lilongwe where gospel fanatics beat up a man John Moses for trying to grab a microphone from pastor Charles Chayang’ana who was launching his latest album.
Moses, who resides in Mtsiliza, was stone drunk and wanted to grab the microphone from Chayang’ana.
The gospel artists grabbed Moses and was locked in a male toilet where urine was all over.
Two Malawi Defence Force soldiers came to the rescue of the man who was in a pool of blood after some patrons at the show manhandled him.
“This is an agent of the devil who needs to be beaten so can learns a lesson,” said Janet Phiri who resides in area 18.
But some condemned the attack.
“Am totally disappointed with the conduct of fellow Christians here for beating the man, how can the world differentiate between the circular and gospel shows?,” wondered a patron who refused to be named.
Stewards at ICA marquee failed to help the man despite being approached several times by well-wishers for them to call the police.
Moses had his clothes torn, shoes taken and his belongings like ATM cards, driving licence taken by some musicians.
Among those who witnessed the beating include Peter Mlangeni, Marvellous Deeds members and Peter Sambo.
There was no immediate comment from pastor Charles Chayang’ana who hosted the gathering.
Pastor Chayang’ana launched his album with supporting artists like Mlaka Maliro, Limbani Simeti, Joseph Chirwa, Masudi Khonje among others.
‘Woyera’ album is Pastor Chayang’ana’s 5th recording and it has 10 tracks in which most of them are enjoying airplay on different local radio stations.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :