via Yvonne Chaka Chaka says Mugabe “has overstayed his welcome” JANUARY 10, 2014 NehandaRadio
Legendary South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka believes Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe “has overstayed his welcome” on the political stage.
Chaka Chaka who took Africa by storm with her smash hits “Motherland” and “Umqombothi” was explaining why she left out Mugabe in her new song “Amazing Man” which thanks legendary African leaders who helped to fight colonialism.
The song she said is “a tribute to Nelson Mandela and a lot of great African men. I lived in the time of apartheid, so I know now what it felt like to be in an era where people fight for freedom. The very first trip outside South Africa that I ever took was to Zimbabwe in 1986 and I loved it there.
“Now every time I sit with Robert Mugabe I ask him if he could take the country to where it was when I first went there. As much as I love Mugabe I did not add him in the song because I think he has overstayed his welcome. If he had not stayed that long, then I would have added him because in a democracy he was that ‘big brother’ who changed with time,” she said, laughing.