Afro-jazz musician gets ‘death threats’ over song

AFRO-Jazz musician, Cis Gera (pictured) said he has received death threats after the release of his latest single, Chema Zimbabwe inspired by the deteriorating economic and political situation in the country.

BY Lorraine MUROMO

Cis Gera
Cis Gera

The song chronicles the rot and decay of the country’s economy, which he says has caused the suffering of many.

In a statement, the 36-year-old musician said, although he has received threats from some people, who are not happy about his latest release, he hopes these will remain just threats.

“I have released this song Chema Zimbabwe for all Zimbabweans, having been motivated by the current status of our nation,” he said.

“The composition of this song is a result of continuous endurance of difficulties we are experiencing as a nation.
“Only a small group of people are enjoying and this is worrisome and, as an artiste, I considered composing this song towards the development of my collapsed beloved country on behalf of the voiceless.

“Through music, Zimbabwe will be set free, as this amplifies the voices that already exist. My music stands up against the negative, we should not continue under these tough conditions we are living in as Zimbabweans.”

Gera, who is yet to file a police report, yesterday told NewsDay that his family was now living in fear for the past weeks, as strange people were looking for him at his residence.

“I received a tip-off to leave my house immediately because they were coming to get me. The exact words of the threats were ‘I will die young and leave my family belligerent, as I had pressed a wrong button’,” he said.

“They threatened to harm my family if they continue refusing to disclose my whereabouts, whom I am working with, which studio recorded the song and who is funding me. Several strange people are coming looking for me.”

The lyrics that might have initiated the threats are: “Some have taken the country for themselves, there are some who have taken Zimbabwe for themselves and have shared the resources amongst themselves through nepotism … Their stomachs are full while some of us go to bed hungry.

“They are getting rich whilst we wallow in poverty. It is an issue of poverty, bread and butter that is making us cry out loud.”

Gera said the song is dedicated to future generations, as his heart bled over the current state of the nation.

“The song Chema Zimbabwe is a call to all believers to raise a cry for deliverance to God to extricate us from the quagmire of pain that has shrouded us for many years now,” he said.

“This is a cry for deliverance and freedom against the suppression of economic systems and some systematic manipulation of the national laws, which has worsened our suffering.

“We deserve better, a cry before God and to the world seeking intervention against the axis of evil that came through corruption, unemployment, poverty and disintegration of health delivery services among other things.”

13 Comments

  1. we need more brave people like this guy

  2. You can start to join him. Dont expect other people to do it for you

  3. Willard Tramposo

    DONT fear those who kill the body but not the soul.

  4. Willard Tramposo

    DONT fear those who kill the body but can not kill the soul.

  5. Janana wa Bikaz

    Those are the real colours of a country under dictatorship.The dictator actually send dogs of war to kill and maim those who speak the truth and he pays them handsomely.Suffice it to say that the dictator and his discliples’s days are numbered.These are just kicks of an old dying horse.

  6. Ramba wakashinga usacheuke muridzo

  7. That young man will definately die young and those guys mean it aint threats,people have disappeared without a trace,others refugees….its really pathetic,maybe you should try farming mvura iri kunaya kudai

  8. @Zimdance, you are a coward.

  9. Bullshit, no one threatens an unknown nobody over song lyrics the whole of Zimbabwe is expressing in all media and places. You’re simply lying to promote yourself. You know that’s the truth, Gera, that’s why you won’t make a police report.

  10. Francis the problem with you is that you are one of the dogs who are sent to bite people like this brave guy (Chris) so you want to act as if nothing yet you are actually craving to have him for torture. Imbwa yemunhu you and fucken team your days are numbered.

    1. Chokwadi charwadzaka Gidza?

  11. BASTARDS LIKE THAT ASSHOLE FRANCIS ARE NOT NEVER IN TODAY’S ZIMBABWE. MAY GOD TRANSFER YU FROM THE LAND OF THE LIVING STRAIGHT TO DEAD HELL. ASSHOLES LIKE YU WORKS FOR EVIL SECURITY NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. YU ARE AN INFORMER SENT TO DISMISS THE YOUNG MAN’S SONG BECAUSE HE SANG THE TRUTH, THAT’S A REALITY. SOME PEOPLE HAS BEEN EXPOSED IN THAT SONG AND THE VULNERABILITY OF THE YOUNG MAN IS 100%. THAT YOUNGER HAS GOT BIG BALLS THAN YU, IWE YU CANT EVEN MATCH HIM BY FAR. THE ADDRESSED ISSUES IN THE SONG ARE FAR FROM SEEKING FIRM, THE CONTENT IS PREGNANT AND ITS NOT A LIE ITS HAPPENING. WHO DOESN’T KNOW THAT IN ZIM ONCE YU STAND UP FOR THE RIGHT YU GET TORTURED? ITS EITHER YU GET ARRESTED, DISAPPEAR FOREVER OR GET KILLED AND DUMPED. YU WANT HIM TO MAKE A POLICE REPORT FOR WHAT? ITS BECAUSE YU SET HIM UP, SOON AFTER MAKIN A REPORT THEN YOUR FELLOW VULTURES NABS HIM. KUTANGA RINHI PORISI YEMU ZIMBABWE ICHI HANDLER SUCH ISSUES FAIRLY? KUPI IKOKO? HAMUNYARE IMBWA DZEVANHU YU WILL END UP LAYING CHARGES AGAINST HIM THEN PUT HIM BEHIND BARS FOR THINGS THAT HE NEVER DID THEN YU MURDER HIM IN THERE. ITYAI MWARI MHANI IMI IMBWA IMI STUPID COWARDS. PAWA TSIURWA HANZI KUTUKWA, VANHU VEPI? IMBORI MARII YAMUNOMBO PIHWA IYOYO TO DO ALL THAT EVIL? TURN TO GOD AND SEEK HIM WHILST HE’S GRACE STILL EXISTS THEN FIND ME I WILL GIVE YU A BETTER JOB.

  12. BASTARDS LIKE THAT ASSHOLE FRANCIS ARE NOT NEVER IN TODAY’S ZIMBABWE. MAY GOD TRANSFER YU FROM THE LAND OF THE LIVING STRAIGHT TO DEAD HELL. ASSHOLES LIKE YU WORKS FOR EVIL SECURITY NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. YU ARE AN INFORMER SENT TO DISMISS THE YOUNG MAN’S SONG BECAUSE HE SANG THE TRUTH, THAT’S A REALITY. SOME PEOPLE HAS BEEN EXPOSED IN THAT SONG AND THE VULNERABILITY OF THE YOUNG MAN IS 100%. THAT YOUNGER HAS GOT BIG BALLS THAN YU, IWE YU CANT EVEN MATCH HIM BY FAR. THE ADDRESSED ISSUES IN THE SONG ARE FAR FROM SEEKING FIRM, THE CONTENT IS PREGNANT AND ITS NOT A LIE ITS HAPPENING. WHO DOESN’T KNOW THAT IN ZIM ONCE YU STAND UP FOR THE RIGHT YU GET TORTURED? ITS EITHER YU GET ARRESTED, DISAPPEAR FOREVER OR GET KILLED AND DUMPED. YU WANT HIM TO MAKE A POLICE REPORT FOR WHAT? ITS BECAUSE YU SET HIM UP, SOON AFTER MAKIN A REPORT THEN YOUR FELLOW VULTURES NABS HIM. KUTANGA RINHI PORISI YEMU ZIMBABWE ICHI HANDLER SUCH ISSUES FAIRLY? KUPI IKOKO? HAMUNYARE IMBWA DZEVANHU YU WILL END UP LAYING CHARGES AGAINST HIM THEN PUT HIM BEHIND BARS FOR THINGS THAT HE NEVER DID THEN YU MURDER HIM IN THERE. ITYAI MWARI MHANI IMI IMBWA IMI STUPID COWARDS. PAWA TSIURWA HANZI KUTUKWA, VANHU VEPI? IMBORI MARII YAMUNOMBO PIHWA IYOYO TO DO ALL THAT EVIL? TURN TO GOD AND SEEK HIM WHILST HE’S GRACE STILL EXISTS THEN FIND ME I WILL GIVE YU A BETTER JOB.

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