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Zanu-PF youth secretary makes U-turn on Winky D’s album criticism

Zanu-PF’s secretary for youth affairs, Tinomuda Machakaire, has made a major climb down on his criticism against Zimdancehall kingpin, Wallace Chirumiko, better known as Winky D, urging fellow critics “not to fight the musician.”

Winky D has been a subject of criticism from Zanu-PF sympathisers and leaders since the release of his latest album, Eureka Eureka.

Machakaire initially accused Winky D of dubbing politics.

In a video that went viral on social media recently, Machakaire also took a dig at Winky D, saying his music was causing “unnecessary chaos”, drawing widespread criticism.

In a redemption move, Machakaire, posting on his social media accounts, called for a tone down of criticism against Winky D.

“I have seen with growing concern the video circulating on social media. It is quite unfortunate that the video wasn’t shared in its entirety. However, all I am saying is let us not fight artists (Winky D)”.

“Let us respect their art and respect their opinions so long it’s within their constitutional rights.

“President ED Mnangagwa is saying no to violence, yes to peace. Nyika inovakwa nevene vayo and tisu vene vayo,” said Tino Machakaire.

In other news – Lawyer sentenced to 18 years in prison for [email protected] minor

A 34-year-old lawyer has been sentenced to 18 years in jail at the Gokwe Magistrates Court for raping a four-year-old juvenile. This was confirmed by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in a statement saying it pushed for a stiff penalty because of the accused’s profession.


The name of the lawyer, who was employed by the Justice Ministry, has been withheld to protect the minor. Learn More

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