A power cut plunged an Alick Macheso show into chaos in Chegutu at the weekend as people tried to force their way in without paying.

This resulted in clashes with security and eight people were arrested. An Orchestra Mberikwazvo vehicle had its windows destroyed in the melee and needed repairs before their Xtra Mile Leisure Spot show on Sunday.

Macheso’s publicist, Tich Makahamadze, told the Daily News that : “There was a power cut as a result of a fault at the venue. Some people tried to take advantage of the blackout to force entry into the venue.

“They destroyed windows of our vehicle but we stood our ground and managed to apprehend the eight. We will be going to court today (yesterday) for the matter,” he said. “It is unfortunate that some people would try to destabilise things at a show while others are seeking entertainment."