Controversial hip-hop artsist Mwiza Chavura has been arrested. Blantyre Police arrested him in relation to the song he released titled Ndidzakupanga rape.
Confirming the development, national Police Spokesperson James Kadadzera said Chavura was being held at Blantyre Police Station where he was being interrogated.
“Yes, I can confirm that Chavura is in police hands at Blantyre Police Station, being interviewed now. This is in response to the song he released titled Ndidzakupanga rape,” said Kadadzera adding that more details will be released later.
The Police started investigating the artist after a public outcry over lyrics of his controversial song about rape.
The hip-hop musician has come under fire for releasing a song that is not only mocking women but promoting rape.
The artist later issued an apology through his Facebook page saying he did not mean to offend anybody but, some argued that the apology lacked sincerity and remorse.
Musicians Union of Malawi (MUM), Women’s Legal Resources Centre (Wolrec) and other activists condemned the song calling the development retrogressive.
In a statement Wolrec said the song is insulting the modesty of women and girls and therefore asked the Malawi Censorship board to ban the song.
On the other hand, MUM women’s desk president Martha Mituka described Chavura as a disgrace.