Speculation Over Why Zim Music Promoter Ishmael “Mandebvu” Nkata Was Killed In SA
Cape Town-based Zimbabwean music promoter Ishmael “Mandebvu” Nkata’s death has sparked speculation as his friends try to come up with answers over why he was killed.
Mandebvu was shot several times and died in the neighbouring country last Friday.
The late promoter owned a bar in Cape Town called “The Gardens,” where he occasionally invited Zimbabwean musicians to perform.
It was reported that the bar was closed after someone was shot inside but it was recently reopened.
Following Mandebvu’s death, a lot of theories have surfaced.
According to his associates, Mandebvu was warned after one of their coworkers died, he would also be shot within two months.
However, two months passed without any incident.
As quoted by H-Metro, another source said:
“The other story is that someone, who was in need of some money, borrowed from Mandebvu and was asked to cede his car registration book as a guarantee,” said a source.
“Later, the same person came back saying while he hadn’t found the money to pay back the debt, he wanted his car registration book back.
“This created some tension and there is a feeling that it led to the horror we saw on Friday night.”
Cape Town is also the setting for some of Africa’s most prominent drug lords, and shootouts are routine. Cape Town is also the setting for some of Africa’s most prominent drug lords, and shootouts are routine.