‘Ndidzakupanga Rape’ rapper Chavura out on bail

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The Lilongwe Magistrates Court on Friday granted bail to rapper Mwiza Chavura after he spent eight days in police custody.

The artist was arrested and charged for making obscene materials, contrary to section 179 of the Penal Code, after releasing the controversial song ‘Ndidzakupanga Rape’, which some quarters believe glorifies rape.

Chief Resident Magistrate Violet Chipao in granting bail to the rapper said, “The offence is minor, he does not pose a flight risk, and there’s no possibility that his release will disrupt public peace and order”.

His bail conditions include K50,000 bond in cash and K200,000 non cash bond sureties.

He is to appear at Blantyre Police every Thursday.

His sister, Thoko Chavura and his in-law were the ones who paid for the bail money and his surities.

‘Ndidzakupanga Rape’ angered a lot of people in the country, especially women and women’s rights activists who immediately demanded the rapper’s arrest. He surrendered himself to the authorities and apologized for the recording.

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