Monday, May 18, 2009

Banned Msholozi back on the airwaves

The SABC has unbanned Msholozi, a composition by maskandi group Izingane Zoma in favour of president-elect Jacob Zuma becoming the president of South Africa. by Patience Bambalele
The song was yesterday played on Ukhozi FM for the first time since it was banned in 2006, when some listeners complained that it was “political, controversial and distasteful”. Among them were women who were offended by a song praising a man who had been charged with rape.

Shobeni Khuzwayo, the producer of the group, said: “I got a call from Welcome Nzimande (Ukhozi FM station manager) yesterday telling me that our song will be played on Ukhozi FM again ...”

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said: “Ukhozi stopped playing the song because the cases Zuma faced were still on ... It wanted to give legal proceedings time to deal with the cases without the song’s pressure.”

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