We have has just learnt that Winky D’s manager has been allegedly called in for questioning by The Zimbabwe Republic Police. The information was shared by veteran Journalist Maynard Manyowa on Social Media. The launch of Winky D’s latest album ‘Njema’ has been marred by controversy, with reports that the Government had banned songs on the album which were later refuted by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information Nick Mangwana.
We were told Winky D’s manager has been called in by The Zimbabwe Republic Police & is currently at CID Law and Order, at Harare Central Police Station. A senior Police source said he is unsure if its a detention but says this is more likely to do with Winky D’s album launch today, which maybe cancelled if clearance and permission wasn’t sought prior. The source adds that the launch may be classified as a political gathering or a gathering to air political statements, which the senior source says means Winky ought to have asked for POSA (Public Order and Security Act) clearance. Also says Police are concerned that people offended by Winky’s songs may cause violence.
Another reason he says police may try to put forward is that they apparently don’t have adequate resources to maintain peace, law and order at the show as their resources are stretched thin over New Year.
These among others maybe put forward as reasons for cancelling the show. If it does happen that they take that route.
Earlier yesterday the government denied reports that they had ordered a blackout of Winky D’s songs and asked Power FM to pull his interview. They denied this but the scheduled interview didn’t happen either.