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Chavula’s Rape Song Stirs Up Debate

Chavula’s Rape Song Stirs Up Debate

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Malawians have reacted angrily to the production of a hip hop track titled ‘rape’ by Mwiza Chavura. In the song, Chavura was announcing plot to let a girl got drunk on his bills with an intention of raping her for turning down his sexual advances on her. “Ndidzakupanga rape/ kukumwetsa bawa ndikupanga rape/kukamwa kwako nzakumata tape/ zindikana uone udzalira help/ I don’t ……. around nzakupanga rape,” goes part of the chorus of the song. But the song has apparently not gone down well with a lot of Malawians, including some artists who have since taken to the social media condemning it. Spoken word poet Qabaniso Malewezi, himself a former rapper, said much as there was freedom of speech which artists enjoy, there was a line that needed to be drawn. “Art that openly talks about raping a