Reggae outfit Black Missionaries has come out in the open to comment on the absence of Anthony Makondetsa at their live music shows.
The media has been awash with varied reports to the effect that Makondetsa has quit the band.
The band front man Anjiru Fumulani took an opportunity to apologise to their fans for not having Anthony Makondetsa when the band performed at the Zembani Lodge in Balaka.
Fumulani told the jam packed Zembani Lodge that Makondetsa would not perform because he is ill.
In an interview with Nyasa Times after the show, Fumulani revealed Anthony has been unwell fo sometime.
“Indeed Anthony has not been well but now he is improving. He did force himself to sing at Motel Paradise on 1st July and only performed five songs so we thought it wise that he take break until he recovers
fully,” said Fumulani.
He further indicated that Mr Cool will not be performing the way he used to do once he returns on the stage.
“The doctors have advised him not to perform on stage for a long time as he used to do. As you can see today I have been on the stage for about three hours which is not good for our health but whatelse can we
do? We do it to please the fans” said the band leader.
According to Anjiru, Makondetsa is still with the Blacks.
“Those spreading rumours that we have separated will be ashamed when Anthony bounces back soon.” he said.
During the Zembani show, Fumulani displayed a five star perfomance despite the show being delayed foor over two hours.
Yanjanani Chumbu and Khonzie Masimbe were also a marvel to watch.