- Social media bullying is rampant on Zimbabwean media platforms. In December, contemporary musician Jah Prayzah was harangued for not re-tweeting a politically loaded hastgag that bemoaned alleged human rights abuses in the country.
By Mutsa Makuvaza
ZIMDANCEHALL exponent Killer T has stirred hornet’s nest after he wished First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa many more years on her birthday, with social media bullies and activists accusing the Ndamuda hit-maker of desperation for liberation hero status when he dies.
Some social media police went as far as threatening to withdraw their “support” for his music, warning him that he could have just kissed goodbye to his music career.
The First Lady had her birthday yesterday.
In a post on his widely popular page, Killer T, real name Kelvin Kusikwenyu, published his archive photo in which he posed with the First Lady.
“I just wanna say Happy Birthday kuna Amai Mwari akuwedzereyi makore akawandisa ekurarama muchengetwe na Ishe nhasi izuva renyu enjoy your birthday Momz🙏,” said the artiste, to caption the photo which was taken some time ago.
The message drew a heated reaction and a high engagement rate, with many lampooning Killer T for the message he posted.
Many said he was angling for a grave at the provincial heroes acre when he eventually dies. Fellow Zimdancehall artiste Soul Jah Love was last month declared a liberation hero by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and buried with full honours at Warren Hills cemetery.
Jah Love was diabetic and died aged 31.
Others even accused the multi-award winner of seeking recognition from the First Family.
Meanwhile, Killer T has ignored threats to pull down the post as blackmail continued some 24 hours after the post.
Aged 31, Killer T was orphaned at a young age and had a tough upbringing. His life changed for the better when he won the 2014 Zimdancehall Awards – Best Upcoming artist. He has not looked back since then, churning out hits such as Kumanikidzira Rudo and Vanondibatirana, A collaboration with gospel diva Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave.
Social media bullying is rampant on Zimbabwean media platforms. In December, contemporary musician Jah Prayzah was harangued for not re-tweeting a politically loaded hastgag that bemoaned alleged human rights abuses in the country. – Zimbabwe Voice 🔺