“Zimbabwe”-Roma Mkatoliki (NeW)

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe addresses supporters during celebrations to mark his 90th birthday in Marondera about 80km ( 50 miles) east of the capital Harare, February 23, 2014. Mugabe turned 90 on February 21. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (ZIMBABWE – Tags: POLITICS) – RTX19COQ

When Roma Mkatoliki and two of his working colleagues were abducted in early April, a lot of events followed. First, it was shock and anger. Roma is a beloved artist known for speaking his mind. He’s a fearless defender of the right to question.The nation almost went ballistic.I remember it was Professor Jay who first reported on his Instagram account.

Then the power of social media was unleashed. Everyone was talking about Roma. The main question was where he is? Who took him and his friends? Why? The working theory was that his philosophical lyrics in his songs was the cause. Someone wanted to shut him up.

Just as the whole saga was reaching the boiling point, someone declared in public that he would be located. He may be on his way to church with his family and friends on “Sunday”. Faithful to the promise, by Sunday Roma and company were back in town. There was a mix of emotions. We were all happy to see them alive. They had been tortured, but it didn’t matter as long as they were above the ground and not in cold mortuary silver beds.

To this day, the abduction remains a mystery. Police promised a “thorough investigation”. However, as we know, there’s probably even no such file in their cabinets. The case has gone cold. We will never know. Only God knows.

However, because life is sometimes like a book full of chapters, we’re opening the next one. Roma is back. And guess what, one of his friends who was abducted with him, Bin Laden is back too! He is the producer of the song Zimbabwe. You know what is going on in Zimbabwe under Robert Gabriel Mugabe, right? Yes..so we now rolling like Zimbabwe. We can choose that path or decide to say No. But I want to reach Roma for his comments on why he called the song Zimbabwe.

The song is his personal story. His version of the event and answer to many questions.  Is he blaming anyone? What about some of us who question his decision to choosing to walk along the devil’s line? The song has generated a unique hashtag #TwenzetuZimbabwe on Twitter. By the way, I am on Twitter too as @BongoCelebrity

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