ALICK Macheso says he will not pay much attention to a Guruve man who has gone viral on social media claiming to be his son.
The man, who identifies himself as Simbarashe Macheso, has given interviews to a number of social media pages.
In a recent interview, Simbarashe described himself as heir to the sungura king’s throne.
However, Macheso exclusively told H-Metro yesterday that Simbarashe might be one ‘fame-seeker.’
“I heard of these stories for some time now. I can’t speak much about social media stories, but the truth is he is one of those people who want to use celebrities to get the limelight,” said Macheso.
“This is not new in this industry.
“What I can say is vanhu vanotsvaga mbiri zvakasiyana.
“I have been parading my children who are pursuing music to my fans for some time now.
“On this one, it’s up to you (the media) to keep entertaining such things for likes and sales.”
In one of the interviews, Simbarashe said:
“I stay in Guruve, which is my mother’s rural home. My father (Alick) is ageing and he might retire anytime.
“And, I’m there to keep the legacy alive.
“We should let him rest and enjoy the fruits of his work. We should take care of him together with my siblings.”
Macheso’s publicist, Tich Makahamadze, said he engaged his boss when the videos of Simbarashe started circulating on social media.
“That’s our position as management,” said Makahamadze.
Makahamadze questioned Simbarashe’s move to go on social media instead of approaching Macheso, if indeed, he was his father.
“Macheso loves his children and he has been parading them whenever he gets the chance. And, if his case is genuine, why not visit him at home?
“We have been to Guruve and what stops him from visiting his father?
“It’s sad that some of these so-called journalists are stating it as a fact without talking to Macheso,” said Makahamadze.