OWEN MATAVA in Kwekwe
Popular Kwekwe reggae dancehall musician, Clemence Mamvura well-known by his legion of fans as Kilamani, is currently admitted at a leading Harare Hospital, after he tested positive for the Covid 19 virus, midlandsnews can reveal.
The 31 year-old singer and composer was admitted to Wilkins Hospital Tuesday soon after his arrival in the country from a tour of duty in South Africa.
Kilamani who rose to stardom through his hit song “Rokwe Remadodzi” released sometime in 2020, confirmed the latest development. He indicated that he is currently in quarantine for a 10day period as a precautionary measure, he told midlandsnews in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon.
Although he is reportedly in a stable condition, the music composer-singer was detected with “mild COVID symptoms soon after he touched down at the Harare International Airport from South Africa on May 8.
His friends and fellow artists described Kilamani’s condition as stable and not life threatening.
“He will be fine and home soon. Thank you for keeping him in your prayers always,” Shadreck “Salgado” Phiri a Kwekwe based businessman and close friend told midlandsnews.
Phiri is a music promoter and runs Kings Sports Cafe in Mbizo 19.
Kilamani left Zimbabwe for Pretoria on June 3 where he together with fellow Zim artists led by emerging top music producer and Dj known as Fydale the Don performed at various centres in Johannesburg and Pretoria from June 4-6.
Some of the artists who performed alongside Kilamani during the Zim-UK-SA Link Up Party are Nutty O, EXQ, Takura, Dj Tamuka and Kivo Santana from UK.
Health sources say that all the returnees who had a contact with Kilamani tested negative for Covid 19.
Dj Fydale who hails from Kwekwe together with Kilamani could not be reached for a comment at the time of publishing.
Kwekwe where Kilamani resides most of his time, is currently under a Special lockdown following a surge in numbers of people who tested positive for Covid 19.
As of Tuesday evening, Kwekwe had a total 70 active cases, 3 recoveries and 1 death. It is highlighted that the Indian Variant has been detected in some of the new cases.