Gift Mahlupeko a man who allegedly snatched gospel musician Mathias Mhere’s wife Susan Dzinamarira said they had planned the whole issue to market Mhere’s album. 

Gospel Musician Mathias Mhere (Photo: M Chibaya).

Gospel Musician Mathias Mhere (Photo: M Chibaya).

Mahlupeka claims that he is now a victim of circumstances since Mhere’s mission of marketing his album and getting more prominence seems to have been achieved.

Mahlupeka said they had an appointment with Mathias Mhere on January 29 at Trade Centre to strategize on how they could market the album that was set to be launched February 13.

“I and Mathias met at the Trade Centre and Mhere told me that he needed strategies to market his new album, he decided to create a scenario whereby the message on his new project tally with his life experience.

“On the album there is a song which talks about a marriage collapsing because of infidelity thus he decided to implicate me in his plan,” he said.

He said Mhere is the first to even first person to use his phone,(Mahlupeka’s) to send flattering messages to his wife.

“After the meeting, he took my phone and started sending messages to his wife as part of the plan,” he said.

Mahlupeka admitted to sending Mhere’s wife Susan Dzinamarira messages saying he did that to help a friend.

“Yes I did send messages to Susan and I  did this in the name of helping a friend little did I know that I was the one who was going to be a laughing stock,” he said.

He added that Mhere believes in controversy for marketing.

“He was just afraid of Blessing Shumba album. At first he wanted to fake his own death but we later resolved to sacrifice his wife who was indeed forwarding divorce against the musician,” he said.

He said Mhere’s wife discovered the musician’s secret affairs with a woman only identified as Mavis.

“She had caught messages of Mhere with a woman called Mavis and she wanted to go home,” he said.