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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe Bans Freshlyground Music Group Over ‘Chicken’ Song

The government of Zimbabwe has banned South African band Freshlyground over a Spitting Image-style music video which portrays its ageing president Robert Mugabe as a chicken afraid to relinquish power.

The band, which is made up of South Africans, Zimbabweans and Mozambicans and has a pan-African following, was due to perform a concert at the Wild Geese Lodge in the capital Harare next month.

But this week, Zimbabwe’s Immigration Department revoked its working visas without explanation, just days after the launch of the “chicken to change” song . . . Read the rest here.

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