CELEBRATED musicians yesterday urged Zimbabweans to vote in peace in today’s harmonised elections.
The top influencers urged the people to shun violence as they exercise their democratic right to choose their leaders.
Leading the call for unity and harmony is sungura ace Alick Macheso, who was preaching the gospel of peace.
“It’s an important day for us Zimbabweans where we urge everyone to vote peacefully,” the Orchestra Mberikwazvo boss said.
Similar sentiments were echoed by Madzibaba Nicholas Zakaria.
“Zimbabwe is a democratic country well known for its peace,” he said.
“As such, we don’t expect violence as people cast their votes tomorrow (today) when they get to select leaders of their choice.”
Dendera musician, Suluman Chimbetu, said:
“We urge people to do so in peace as they are selecting the people they want to lead them.
“Violence should not mar the elections.”
Chillspot Records co-director, DJ Fantan, said:
“August 23 is a special day in Zimbabwe as we are voting for our leaders.
“I urge young people not to miss this day and go and vote.”
Utakataka Express front man, Peter Moyo, said there was no substitute for peace.
“The same peace that has been prevailing during the build up to the elections should continue.
“I urge people to observe peace and show maturity as they cast their ballots,” he said.
Veteran guitarist and producer, Clive “Mono” Mukundu, also preached the same gospel of peace.
“People should simply go out and vote in peace. It’s their democratic right to do so,” he said.
Mbira player and entrepreneur, Diana “Mangwenya” Samkange, said it was also a time to express love for one another.
“Firstly, we must respect each other as Zimbabweans as we are selecting leaders.
“On behalf of the Mangwenya brand, this is the right time to show each other love and respect.
“People should put aside their political differences.”
Mangwenya added: “People need to vote peacefully.”
Chief Hwenje, who is known for his hard-hitting lyrics, said: “August 23 is a special day for us as Zimbabweans as we are going out to vote for our leaders.
“I urge people to vote peacefully,” he said.