Harare — WHEN chimurenga musician Raymond Majongwe released his album "Xenophobia" last year, many people thought he wanted to ride on the plight of the victims of the attacks.
But little did they know that the song would be relevant in the not so distant future.
What with reports that there would be fresh xenophobic attacks soon after the Fifa World Cup in South Africa.
And Majongwe's song, Xenophobia might be prophetic in that many Zimbabweans have started trickling back into the country for fear of reprisals from South Africans.
Back home many people identify with the song, as they fear for their beloved ones who are working and living in South Africa.
"Vakapiswa nemoto, vakadyiwa neshumba, xenophobia," goes part of the lyrics.
That Majongwe is a gifted commentator goes without saying as he has been championing the plight of the poor as a labour activist as well as a musician.
He uses a simple allegory of lovers in the song "Taidanana".
Unfortunately one of the lovers is not committed and the relationship turns frosty.
The double album is accompanied by a DVD, all in one package.
Titled Live In Harare, the package carries some of Majongwe's popular songs and videos.
On one of the songs, Majongwe pays tribute to President Robert Mugabe -- among other nationalists and liberation war fighters -- for liberating Zimbabwe and Africa.
He said plans were underway for him to host a Chimurenga music festival aimed at promoting the music genre, which he said, was on the verge of extinction.