Zimbabwe: Two musicians in hiding from police

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Zimbabwe:
Two musicians in hiding from police

Two musicians who are facing charges for singing songs that are ‘sensitive’ failed to appear in court, and now a Harare magistrate court has issued a warrant of arrest for them.

By Sebastian Nyamhangambiri,
reporting for Freemuse from Harare 

Happison Mabika, 32, and Patience Takaona, 28, did not appear before the magistrate court for a remand hearing. Their lawyer Charles Kwaramba said the duo had indicated to him that they feared for their lives.

“I had a long conversation with them, trying to convince them to come to court, but they said they feared for their lives so they are in hiding,” said Kwaramba.

“They have lost faith in the security system of the country. I am not sure where they are now, and even if I was aware I was not going to divulge it, for security reasons. My concern is now on what happens if they are caught,” he said.






In hiding: Happison and Patience

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