‘Forgive me’ for incitement of rape in my song, pleads hip-hop musician Chavura

Embattled hip-hop musician Mwiza Chavura says he is working on positive impact on society after reflecting on a public outcry over lyrics of his controversial song about rape.

Mwiza Chavura the singer of ‘rape’

Chavura took to his usual choice of engagement, Facebook  to respond to the public outcry over the song, .

The artist speaks of the “experience being a transitional point from negative angle to positive output on society”.

Chavura addresses hypocrisy in the music industry from other artists who wanted to crucify him.

“I have also noted some hypocritical nature of some music artists from my same field. While older people and fans had pity and criticized me into the right direction, it was sad seeing those that have done even worser things pointing fingers at me and wishing for more bad luck to fall on me, some even went to the public and campaigned for me to be imprisoned,” he wrote.

Women’s Legal Resource Centre (Wolrec)  described the song as retrogressive, coming at a time when the country is fighting against sexual offences – a crime of power that can be committed against anyone.

In a statement, Wolrec communications, monitoring and evaluation research manager Dumase Zgambo-Mapemba noted that Chavura insulted the modesty of a woman through his song, contrary to Section 137 (3) of the Penal Code.

“Taking into consideration the negative impact this song may have on women, the youth and the public, it is only proper that he publicly apologises using other forms of media apart from his Facebook wall.

“Human rights violation, specifically gender-based-violence [GBV], whether through entertainment or other forms, should never be condoned in Malawi. Let us continue to work together in the fight against GBV to raise a violence free future generation,” the statement read in part.

Section 137 (3) stipulates that: “Whoever, intending to insult the modesty of any woman, utters any word, makes any sound or gesture or exhibits any object intending that such word or sound shall be heard, or that such gesture or object shall be seen, by such woman or intrudes upon the privacy of such woman, shall be guilty of misdemeanour and shall be liable to imprisonment for one year.”

Mapemba further said her organisation’s concern is also targeted at the youth since they are the ones who listen more to the hip-hop genre.

“The youth would or may be misled into thinking that if a woman refuses to have sex, the man is justified to rape her,” she regretted.

Chavura said he  didn’t know  his song was going to offend women.

“ I didn’t know the concept would be misunderstood. The song is just an imagination, it’s not particularly involving any woman, it’s not meant for anyone to take seriously, like in all my other songs,” he said.

The police national child protection officer Alexander Ngwala said Chavura in being investigated and appropriate action would be taken.

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mKHOKHOLA
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mKHOKHOLA

Amalawi chimidzi chidzatipha ndithu, mukunena kuti inu simunvera HIPHOP ya akhameri, yomwe amatha even kumanena zoti aphamunthu, even kukamba za ma drugs n everything , kodi mmesa mumati freedom of expression *speech), aliyense adizakamba za kukhosi kwake , kuyimba zoti ndipha munthu , versus ku nena kuti ndigwililira mkazi ,choopsa ndi chiti , akunama aise uyimbe nso yina aise BIG UP , MIND YOU THERE IS A VAST DEFERENCE BETWEEN MUSIC AND SPEECH , Nyimbo ukhoza kumayimba ukunena kuti akazanga ……….mwakui mwakuti koma akuyimbayo olo alibe ndi mkazi yemwe . CHAVULA YIMBANSO INA IFE TIDZIGULA NYIMBO ZIMENEZI, SAVAGE PEOPLE ,… Read more »

MZIKA
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MZIKA

Instead of singing songs that will bring glory to our nation, promote unity of purpose and development of your country, you’re busy singing songs that will promote the decay of this nation. Did you not know that the fruits of evil is death? Do you sing songs that your parents and relatives will sit down and appreciate your wisdom or you sing just to make noise. This is the type musicians who are bringing shame on the face of our mother MALAWI. Ndiye usalire ukhaula Mphwanga. Ask before acting to avoid being dealt with.

eBance
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eBance

I think an example has to be set here. Quite unfortunate for chavura it had to be him by his own actions, that song was obviously premeditated. He was conscious of what he was doing, he wasn’t drunk except on the idea if he succeeded he’d be famous and not infamous. Sitting down with this boy I’d ask him “what were your intentions.” And I accept no “I didn’t know the concept would be misunderstood.”

iiii
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iiii

whenever a person commit acrime, let the law guide us on that so that others should learn from that

ryo
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ryo

Let this guy exercise his freedom of speech please. If his music will not b promoted and does not sell then thats all right. Lets exercise our right not to buy products we dont like however persecuting him, talking about him and even interviewing him will satisfy his marketing program. Hope everyone realise he won because even bad publicity is good publicity

Kamuzu Banda
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Kamuzu Banda

Chavura is a troubled soul. What he needs is counseling and not forgiveness

anaphi
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anaphi

and death sentence

khethe
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khethe

DEATH sentence yofunika ambuyako, makolo ako ndi ana ako anaphi

Hawk
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He knew pretty well wat he was doing, so asking for forgiveness doesn’t make any sense at all. That’s why I rarely listen to music from these useless rappers.

JOSEPH CHAGOMELANA
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ZOWONADI MUNTHU AMENEYU WALAKWITSA NDIYE TIKUPEMPHA ANGELONU,INUYO AMENE SIMUNACHIMWEPO KUTI MUMUWELUZE

Hatton
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Hatton

Amalawi, mkuluyu wapepesa and has shown remorse. It’s only fair that he be forgiven.
Let his competitors not take advantage of this unfortunate development.
My good friend Chavula, just learn something positive from the experience and forge ahead. Your asking for forgiveness is not directed towards man. It went straight to God. I have no doubt at all, He has forgiven you as forgiving is his nature.

Biti John
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Biti John

Apologising doesn’t warrant stop of criminal proceedings against a criminal .
He might be a serial rapist …and end result he came out public with his sick fantasies.
He can say that in mitigation on a court of law.

Inkatha
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Inkatha

And you will be able to show who he raped? Stupid!

khethe
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khethe

Kkkkkk Inkatha forgive Biti John you know some people on this forum are just lunatics. May be he raped amake kkkkkk

wanyerere
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wanyerere

“your asking for forgiveness is not for directed to towards man it went straight to God”Hatton just to let you know CHAVURA is an atheist he doesn’t believe in God

khethe
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khethe

sure, those condemning him are the worst sinners, pretenders n hiding in church just as Trump says

Biti John
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Biti John

This shithole fake musician with a head like a brick need to be arrested tried and convicted.
Laws are laws .
Forgiveness for what ?
Fotseki

agulugufe 12000 limited
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agulugufe 12000 limited

fotseki nawenso.,,iwe sumalakwa,,?? so whats the law saying,,??

Biti John
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Biti John

So u are another rapist?
U sound like
Birds of the same feathers

Igwe
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Igwe

And you are a hypocrite. What law are talking about. a law made in 1940? Archaic! Trash!

eBance
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eBance

Regardles of time the law is still morally forceful, causing us to make the moral decision. The notion of rape whether practical or theoretic is wrong regardless of time. And those who advocate such an act must be held accountable.

Gee
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Gee

Chavula samangidwa, all of you saying the contrary go and fuck your mothers ngati zakupwetekani kwambiri shupiti

focus
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focus

Yea Biti john you are right,laws are laws if we dont follow them as a country we are
savages.

anaphi
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anaphi

and hanged

Gwelo
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Gwelo

Pitani inuyo anaphi go and hang him, if not go mukakolope nyanja. Kwanu zigololo zapaubale zili tho and you are here condemning as if you are pure yourselves, nonsense.

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