Public broadcaster the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has dismissed reports claiming that it has banned Winky D’s latest album titled Eureka from being played on its platforms.
The album which was launched on December 31, 2022 has divided public opinion with some commentators labeling it too political.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the public broadcaster said it is guided by the philosophy of leaving no one and no place behind.
“The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation has noted with concern unfounded messages circulating on various social media platforms alleging that there has been a ban on Winky D’s songs on the ZBC platforms. ZBC is a public broadcaster and is guided by the philosophy of leaving no one and no place behind. It should be categorically stated that we do not discriminate against any music artists,” read the statement
A Zanu PF aligned pressure group, the Economic Empowerment Group (EEG) recently demanded that Winky D’s music be banned in the country for allegedly criticizing the government.
Songs, especially ‘Ibotso and Dzimba Dzemabwe’ have been viewed by some as depicting Zimbabwe as a long-decayed society characterised by corruption, maladministration and economic mismanagement.
EEG representatives blasted Winky D accusing his songs of fueling disunity amongst the youths.