Zanu-PF Chiefs Benefiting From Music Piracy- Thomas Mapfumo
Chimurenga musician Thomas Mapfumo has said Zanu-PF politicians are behind piracy in Zimbabwe.
Mapfumo said he tried to engage Government last April, through the former Arts minister Kazembe Kazembe, but up to now nothing has changed. He said artists should march to the Parliament House with placards, protesting against this abuse and violation of their rights. Said Mapfumo:
I have carried a research on the causes of music piracy in our industry and the results are shocking. Political heavyweights are the ones who own factories of music piracy in Zimbabwe and for this reason, piracy is not ending. Imagine the factories of music piracy were guarded by Zanu PF youths. That’s not how it should be done; political heavyweights are killing youngsters’ music industry. The government is reluctant to solve problems in the music industry because the big fish are benefiting from the rot. What the leaders are doing to youngsters is what was described by Bob Marley when he said kill them before they grow.
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