Controversial rapper, Stunner real name Desmond Chideme has become the latest musician to delve into the once stormy world of politics after releasing visuals of his track “Maindiitisa” which tackles the “war credential” narrative, often propagated by former liberation war fighters to deprive youths from leadership positions.
On the song, Stunner took a dig at war veterans and in one of the lines he says, “Mari yese iri kutorwa neteam rakarwa hondo, ndosvika pavari here ndovatema ne bodmas” loosely translated to mean that academic theories learnt at school are not prioritized ahead of war credentials.
War Veterans and the now Deputy President Constantino Chiwenga have previously sworn that they will not salute a leader without liberation war credentials.
Recently war veterans leader, Victor Matemadanda caused a stir when he put forward a proposal that parliament should amend the constitution to raise the presidential age limit from the current 40 to 52, a move widely seen as an attempt to thwart Movement for Democratic Change leader, Nelson Chamisa from contesting the 2023 elections.
Since the turn of events in November 2017 which saw former president Robert Mugabe resign, artists have been at liberty to address social, economic and political ills affecting the country.
Jah Prayzah’s award-winning song “Kutonga Kwaro,” Yoz Wenyu’s “Letter to ED,” and Winky D’s recently released “Kasong Kejecha” are among some of the top politically undertoned songs that have been in circulating.