The family of late Zim Dancehall star Soul Jah Love have expressed anger at artists and other people visiting the musician’s grave without their permission. Their concerns relate to the suspicion that some of the artists were going to the grave to perform rituals.
In audio heard by Nehanda Radio, Soul Jah Love’s brother who did not fully reveal his identity bemoaned the way people and some artists are going to Soul Jah Love’s and his father Ephraim Musaka’s graves without seeking permission from the Musaka family first.
He said the family has noted with concern that ever since the late music giant was laid to rest a number of people have been going to the grave and taking pictures without their permission.
“Ko kuti muuye muti Mkoma we want to pay respects to Soul toenda tese kuma kuva ikoko pane chakaipa here? Asi murikuda kushereketa here? Mukuda kubata midzi?,”he said.
Soul Jah Love’s brother said there was nothing wrong with people wanting to pay their last respects to the late Zimdancehall artist but going to the cemetery without any of the Musaka’s knowledge was quite disrespectful.
Sauro, Chigunduru, Chibaba as he was variously known, died aged 31 on the 16th of February on arrival at Mbuya Dorcas Hospital.
He had been battling diabetes for years.
The Pamamonya Ipapo chanter was declared a liberation hero by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Soul Jah Love is among a crop of young musicians who used their talents to escape crime and poverty in poor Mbare high-density suburb widely believed to be the place where Zimdancehall originated nearly a decade ago.
The talented Zimdancehall artist was described by many as a hero whose music was therapy to those who experienced difficult social pressures.