Chillspot Recordz has released a statement following the imprisonment of 2 popular DJs Fantan and Levels for their participation in the New Year bash in Mbare in defiance of the government’s COVID-19 restrictions.
The statement was released by one Rhibhe Chillspot Mandaza who is the CEO of Chillspots Records according to his profile on Facebook. Mandaza in the statement released on Twitter said they were puzzled by the harsh sentence against the DJs he described as young family men bearing in mind that the 2 are not criminals.
Read Mandaza’s statement below:
It is with great sadness and regret that we come to you our fans with news that our Chillspot recordz management has been sentenced to 6 months behind bars because of participation in the New year’s Eve bash which was organised by Dammah.Firstly we would like to apologise to our government for not heeding the call not to host any shows on the 31st of December.We would also like to extend our apologies to our community for any risk of contracting this deadly coronavirus that we put you through.It is also important to note that we are very unsettled by the harsh Judgement of 6 months because our executives are really not criminals they are actually young men with a passion for entertainment.Also to note is DJ Fantan and Levels are fathers with dependants who look up to them for support especially during this lockdown. We pray for their wives and children and would have hoped for a lighter sentence which considers these facts and also acknowledgement that they have never broken the law prior to this moment but have contributed immensely towards youth empowerment over the past couple of years. Chillspot has changed the lives of so many youths some of them formerly street kids that are now reputable super stars. Some former drug junkies that are now rehabilitated and singing for the world.To our fans we thank you for your support during this trying time. We never planned on running we never ran but it only took two days for media to make it look like our executive producers were fugitives.To our artists the Judgement has come in but it does not mean that the depot is also going behind bars. Our team will look into releasing the projects that were scheduled to come out before all this began. Let’s pray for a speedy release of our Executive producers. #Sawa