Zanu PF humiliates Soul Jah Love

HARARE – Zimdancehall chanter Soul Jah Love was last week dressed down in Mutare at a Zanu PF rally addressed by President Robert Mugabe.

Soul Jah Love, who was set to perform at Mugabe’s meet-the-youth-rally, was left with egg on the face after Zanu PF youth leader Innocent Hamandishe openly dressed him down in front of thousands of party supporters who were gathered at Sakubva Stadium to hear the nonagenarian leader speak.

The loved Zimdancehall artiste was set to share the stage with Freeman and Seh Calaz among others.

He undoubtedly attracted much of the attention from the 93-year-old veteran leader, a development that did not go down well with Zanu PF officials.

“Apoo hei hei, ndo-indiscipline iyoyo . . . Soul Jah Love hachisi chinhu . . . mukadaro haaridzi pano,” Hamandishe, who is the Zanu PF youth league national commissar, told the party supporters, as Soul Jah Love’s fans could not wait to see him perform.

“Makuda kutiudzira kuti Soul Jah Love zvine basa rei, cutter-yi zvamuri kuita kumberi uko . . . iwe Soul Jah Love ita discipline dzokera ugare kumashure uko . . . chii chaunoda kuti itira ipapapo . . . wakufarisa,” he further said.

Soul Jah Love’s manager Benjamin Nyandoro downplayed the issue when contacted by the Daily News.

“It is not a big issue; it was just a communication issue. There were two stages at the event and we had received signal to go and set on one of the stages . . . but you know how fans react when they see an artiste,” Nyandoro said.

Prior to the event, a local music analyst had warned musicians to be careful when dealing with politicians as they are good at abusing artistes.

“It is sad indeed; it is only in such times that politicians acknowledge the power of artistes. When it’s over and done, do they (politicians) care?

“Artistes get used, abused and refused, and history has shown that Tambaoga, Andy Brown,

Simon Chimbetu, Nonsikelelo, Hosea Chipanga and Brian Mteki among others are some of the examples of finished musicians after being used by Zanu PF politicians,” a leading music analyst who refused to be named for fear of victimisation told the Daily News last week before the event.

Comments (12)

Chimbetu died whilst still popular and he was actually accorded liberation war hero status. Andy Brown was abused by a few hooligans in Budiriro but he could still pull the crowds. Chipanga is a politician in his own right.

kiroshi - 19 June 2017

Kirashi Choppper's popularity had plummetted with his zanupf links, he was no longer popular akuimbira mumba chaimo .

vembuya - 19 June 2017

Hanzi "Soul Jah Love hachisi chinhu"

Chigunduru - 19 June 2017

he is more popular than you guys saka makarwadziwa ne popularity yake #it proves people were not there for zanu but for chibabababa kwete chisekurusekuru

chibaba - 19 June 2017

mfana jah siyana nevanhu ava unonyudzwa

bra tee - 19 June 2017

mfana jah siyana nevanhu ava unonyudzwa

bra tee - 19 June 2017

iye aitsvagei ipapo. zanu pf hamuizivi here. youth yacho yese hameno grade rembanje riri kuputwa. asi zvichapera chete. zimbabwe ichanaka chete

Camilla Kasinayo - 19 June 2017

peace and advance is all we need right now,fighting one anothet is not the way forward,ngatibatanei hama dzangu,the bigger war is yet to be fought(POVERTY)

dagavuu - 20 June 2017

Soul Jah Love hachisi chinhu asi zvinhu

Jasper - 20 June 2017

I don't see why soujah love had to be humiliated in such a manner,In my own understanding he went on the other stage to prepare under the instructions of superiors and he was right and the reaction of the fans should not have been blamed on him,we can not ignore than soul jah love commands a huge following and he is a celebrity.

karter - 20 June 2017

saka vanhu havana kuenda kunoona mugabe ka , they had gone to have a free admition kuti vaone maartists avo chete sezvo pasina chekuita kumba. Moreover nekuona national monument mugabe sezvo pasina chekuita kumba.

gombiro - 20 June 2017

There is no prize for being popular than Zanu pf or Mugabe anyway. Even the deranged & rabid Jontan openly stated that a mere donkey would win an election against Mugabe. So, of concern to normal beings is: Who is this idiot called soul jah love or whatever who cld still find it worth to associate himself with dead & smelly animally like zanu pf?

mapingu - 21 June 2017

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