Riot Police Called To Soul Jah Love’s Funeral After Ghetto Youths “Invade” Msasa Park
Mourners at the funeral of the late Zimdancehall star Soul Jah Love were on Wednesday night dispersed by anti-riot following multiple complaints by the late musician’s unhappy neighbours.
Multitudes of youths congregated at the musician’s home in Msasa Park to pay their respects and to mourn the hugely talented dancehall chanter. The musician, born Soul Musaka, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Mbuya Dorcas Hospital in Waterfalls on Tuesday night. He was 31. According to doctors who attended to him, his sugar levels were dangerously elevated.
As a testament to his huge popularity for helping bring Zimdancehall music into the mainstream and for inspiring many with his lyrical prowess, multitudes of youths from different suburbs gathered at his home to pay their respects.
This did not go down well with the neighbours of the late talented musician who called law enforcement officials. The angry neighbours complained that it was difficult to move around due to the huge crowd of mourners who were congesting the streets.
Others highlighted that there was too much noise which was coming from the crowd of mourners who had overflowed from the musician’s property onto the streets. Others also sensationally claimed that they were afraid of being robbed since most of the youths who were on there ground were purportedly from Mbare. The suburb, which is one of Harare’s oldest, has an unsavoury reputation as being the home of some of Zimbabwe’s most brazen and notorious criminals.
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The Zimbabwe Republic Police responded by dispatching anti-riot police who firmly but politely informed the mourners that they needed to disperse because they were violating national lockdown regulations. The police highlighted that under the current lockdown regulations, only 30 people are allowed at a funeral in order to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Most of the mourners complied with the police’s orders and left the funeral, promising to come back at first light to pay homage to the man who contributed immensely to the Zimdancehall culture as well as to the ghetto lexicon.
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