Zimbabweans on Twitter have retrieved and posted a photo of current Deputy Minister of Information Energy Mutodi, in Army regalia and have called for Zimbabwe Republic Police to arrest him.
The call comes after local comedians, Maggie and Gonyeti were arrested and fined this week for earing police uniform in a satire video circulated on the internet in 2016.
Said journalist and ZimLive founder Mduduzi Mathuthu on Twitter:
Commenting on the arrest, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting, Nick Mangwana said:
This was a technical offence for which she has paid a fine and released. It has nothing to do with her comedy and Govt supports creativity and art.
I haven’t seen the video but I am told they pleaded guilty to the offence so there is really no issue. I suggest we leave it there
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Energy Mutodi is a politician and current Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting Services. He is also a business person, Rhumba musician and an academic. He rose to prominence in 2012 when he released his debut album Simbi Yamudhara. He was accused of swindling... Read More About Energy Mutodi
Bustop TV is a Comedy video show published on social media. The show was co-founded by Luckie Aaron. It was initially named P.O. Box. Bustop TV currently features comedians, Sharon Chideu (Maggie), and Samantha Kureya (Gonyeti) and is produced by Luckie Aaron. Guest comedians that... Read More About Bustop TV