@zimbabwemail the past has caught up with man-of the-moment
Tocky Vibes (pictured, real name Obey Makamure)
as it emerged that the 21-year-old musician
impregnated a 13-year-old girl three years ago.
He is alleged to be neglecting the love child he sired
with a Marondera based teenager, Linda James (now
aged 16).
Tocky is undoubtedly the new poster boy in town,
enjoying his newly found fortune and fame but
neglecting the fruit of his loins, it has emerged.
The talented chanter acknowledged knowing Linda
but ironically was, however, unperturbed by the
allegations and said it was only a passing phase.
“Jah Man (sic), you can go ahead and publish that I
don’t care about newspapers; people will read it and
only remember it for two days. Ini ndichitoenda
mberi (I will continue to make headlines). I mind my
business,” fumed Tocky who indirectly acknowledged
In an emotionally charged interview with this
publication, Linda said Tocky has been neglecting
his three-year-old child, especially after his newly
found fame.
“He has not been taking care of the child, and my
mother is the one taking care of our child.
“I tried calling him but he is evasive and now he even
blocked me and changed his phone number. I don’t
even know where he is staying now,” lamented Linda
who stays with her mother in Cherima High Density
Suburb in Marondera.
According to Linda, the two met when Tocky was in
rural Rusape and got into a romantic relationship
that culminated into pregnancy, which Tocky owned
up to then.
She said Tocky was then doing menial jobs and
would visit her while she was in Form 1.
After the birth, she claims, Tocky relocated to Harare
and he would constantly keep in touch with her and
check on the child, but that has since stopped.
Linda said she was contemplating instituting legal
proceedings and apply for a maintenance order at
the civil courts.
Tocky has gained mileage in the cut-throat music
industry following a series of hit singles such as
Simudza Maoko, Mhai, Handityi and Ndini Ndinorira,
to name but just a few.
He also stole the show at this year’s edition of the
Lion Lager Festival.