The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) banned a concert over the weekend that was meant to encourage young people to register to vote in the upcoming 2023 general elections.
The event, which had Asaph, Holy Ten and Enzo Ishall as headlining acts, was scheduled for Hartsfield Tshisanyama in Bulawayo on Saturday from 2 PM until midnight.
Initially, police had given permission to organisers, 3D Events Management, to hold the function, but then reversed the decision without giving reasons for the ban.
The police letter acknowledging receipt of the notification addressed to Mduduzi Mdlongwa reads:
This office acknowledges receipt of your letter dated 7 November 2022 and has noted your request.
It remains your duty to ensure the concert is not held in contravention of any laws of the country. Thank you for the notification.
The letter was signed off by one Chief Superintendent V. Nkomo, who is Bulawayo Central District Commander.