In a typical reggae format, where art is used to send a message to the authorities and is also supposed to be the voice of reason, Chin’ono’s latest jingle reveals the ravages of corruption in the lives of the general public.
The song tells how those in power continue to plunder while the institutions that should benefit or serve the masses suffocate.
“Dem Loot, dem loot, dem loot, hospitals no medication dem loot,” says part of the song.
The outspoken journalist, who was finally released on bail by the Supreme Court last year, exactly 19 days after his arrest for publishing a false story, has not been shaken by his continued persecution.
The whistleblower was arrested on January 8 for posting false information, his third arrest in six months.
Chin’ono was first arrested in July last year for inciting violent anti-government protests after he exposed massive corruption in the Zanu PF-led government.
He was arrested again in November for obstruction of justice.