The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) yesterday banned a concert that was meant to encourage young people to register to vote
The gig had Asaph, Holy Ten and Enzo Ishall as headlining acts.
Register To Vote Concert
Police Bans a register to vote concert (Cred: earground)
According to Earground, no reasons were presented as to why the gig was banned.
BANNED! A concert that was set to take place in Bulawayo today (meant to encourage young people to register to vote) has been banned by the police. Holy Ten, Asaph, Enzo Ishall were headlining.
Entrance was free for anyone with a voter registration slip.
The ban came despite an earlier clearance (#attached) for the event.
This comes after 19 Great Zimbabwe University students were involved in an accident while on their way from Masvingo where they had gone to register to vote.
According to Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) spokesperson, Fadzayi Mahere, eight of the students were critically injured.
“ALERT: We have received a report that 20 students from Great Zimbabwe University were involved in an accident on their way from Masvingo after getting registered to vote. 8 are in a critical condition. We wish them a speedy recovery,” Mahere said.
Meanwhile, just recently, CCC activist Hopewell Chin’ono blasted Zimbabweans for flocking in their numbers to watch a Facebook live broadcast of socialite, Mai Titi.
Over 17 000 Facebook users on Tuesday tuned in to Star FM Facebook page, to watch radio presenter Olla 7 interviewing Mai Titi.
Seeing these numbers, against the low voter registration turnout that has been reported in past months, Chin’ono went on a tirade blasting Zimbabweans for misplaced attention.
Hospitals have no medication, schools have no books, 95% of Zimbabwe’s potential work force is out of work, the whole country has NO radiotherapy or heart bypass machine, there is little voter registration, yet 14,200 Zimbabweans are currently listening to a Facebook drama Queen.
They are useless, absolutely useless!
Regai ZANUPF iti ine mafuza ayo!
Reacting to Chin’ono’s sentiments, most of his followers agreed that the country deserves to be where it is because the majority is not yet ready to shift attention towards nation-building or bread-and-butter issues.