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'Ndzakupanga rape' song composer apologises to Malawians

Written by  Idah Kazembe

Blantyre, January 12, 2017: The producer and artist of the controversial Ndzakupangarape track, Mwiza Chavura, has apologized to the Malawi Nation for releasing the song, saying, “I never expected the song lyrics [would] raise eye brows among Malawians.”

Chavura, who claims to have 12 years experience in music, told Malawi News Agency Thursday that he never expected the song would cause the damage it has done to the nation, saying what he thought was that the piece would paint a horror picture of what goes round the mind of rapists.

“The song was meant to show the horror of what any bad-minded man planning rape acts would have; but [I] did not aim at glorifying the rape crime and demean women,” clarified Chavura.

The 30 year old artist has since cancelled the project to release the second part of the condemned song saying, “I regret starting it (the project) in the first place.”

“Yes, I have cancelled the second part of the song in which I depicted a scenario whereby the police arrested the rapist to face consequences,” explained the remorseful looking Chavura.

However, he said despite having not released the song through Malawi music.com as he normally does with his pieces; few individuals have already accessed the second track.

“I am not going to continue with this project as it has caused a lot of damage to me, my family and the nation at large. I therefore appeal to those who have gotten hold of the second part never to circulate it,” said Chavura, a Fisheries graduate from Mzuzu University.

Chavura’s solemn apology comes barely two days after his Ndzakupanga rape track received numerous criticisms from various human rights organizations and fellow artists.

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