WATCH: Winky D Being Taken Off Stage
A video of Winky D, a Zimdancehall chanter, being taken off the stage by police on Saturday night while performing in Chitungwiza, has surfaced.
The incident happened moments after Winky D, born Wallace Chirumiko, performed Ibotso, a song from his latest album, Eureka Eureka.
Police officers, some in plain clothes, surrounded Winky D before they took him off the stage just after 10 PM, according to ZimLive. Watch the video below for more.
Thousands of fans at Dam View Chikwanha Blue Roof Grill and Bar sang ‘Siyayi Gaffa’ in support of the Musarova Bigman hitmaker. Others threw missiles on the stage.
Winky D was sharing the stage with several other musicians including Saintflowmusic and Tocky Vibes.
The 40-year-old’s recent songs reflect Zimbabweans’ daily struggles including poverty, corruption and unemployment.
His songs have created enmity between himself and authorities in Harare who believe he is a mercenary sent to champion the regime change agenda through music.