Australian-based Zimbabwean musician and record producer Sanii Makhalima is supporting MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa in the 2023 presidential election.
He told ZimLive.com that corruption has destroyed the country and threatening people for supporting the opposition won’t work anymore. Said Makhalima:
It’s not about politics, it’s love for change and a better Zimbabwe. I’m for change in Zimbabwe and I join those saying ‘ngaapinde hake mukomana’ (let the young man take over).
You don’t have to be Chamisa’s supporter to know that corruption is destroying the country and to call for change or a better Zimbabwe.
The days of threatening or condemning people for supporting the opposition are gone.
In Zimbabwe, artistes avoid publicly criticising the ruling ZANU PF for fear of being victimised.
Apart from a few musicians such as Thomas Mapfumo, now living in the United States, the majority of artistes choose to “see no evil, hear no, evil speak no evil” as far as politics is concerned.