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Zim police raid arts festival over play

2011-04-29 15:04

Harare - Organisers of Zimbabwe's largest arts festival say police raided their offices after a performance depicting an African dictatorship.

Officials said on Friday that four organisers were taken by police for questioning on Thursday. They were freed and not immediately charged.

The musical play depicted an ailing, elderly leader and an army general being hounded from the stage in a citizen uprising. It also portrayed corruption over diamonds and police locking suspects in cages.

Witnesses said the satire was seen to portray President Robert Mugabe, whose regime has been accused of human rights abuses and looting at the nation's eastern diamond fields.

Mugabe, 87, returned on Wednesday from his fifth trip to Singapore since December where he has received medical treatment.

Comments
  • freedom - 2011-04-29 15:38

    He shouldve gone to Japan with the tsunami would have been a blessing for Africa

  • Cyril - 2011-04-29 15:42

    Ok. I really fukken can't believe this!!!

  • GT - 2011-04-29 15:56

    If you want to vote for the president, put your vote in the big black box. If you DO NOT vote for the president, you will be put in the other black box

  • AntyPanty - 2011-04-29 16:02

    Bob...if you're reading this, I want you to know that you're a piece of shit.

      freedom - 2011-04-29 16:20

      And NO f@#$*G toilet for u bob!

  • multicon - 2011-04-29 16:22

    Same shit, only the flies that change..

  • Proudly Zimbabwean - 2011-04-29 16:33

    Power to my President. Love that man

      Deric Slabberts - 2011-04-29 16:40

      I hope he goes to hell soon, and you can join him, dumbass.

      Kim - 2011-04-29 17:18

      @proudly zimbabwean - are you for real????

      BugsyJamesy - 2011-04-29 18:58

      He is indeedly a great man, he killed more Africans than collonialisem ever could have achived

      Dave Benoni - 2011-04-29 23:12

      I posted a comment 3 hours ago, where is it? Proudly Zimbabwean, did you post your comment from your homeland, or elsewhere? There's no place like home, especially when you are starving and being opressed for a political view opposed to good old uncle Bob. May he rot in HELL!!!

  • Mark - 2011-04-29 19:04

    Agree with all the comments below, what a tosser...Bob, the sooner you go the better place the world will be

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