“Sizzla is not under investigation for arm robbery and murder
Harare - Jamaican artist, Sizzla Kalonji has refuted claims by some officials in Zimbabwe that he has been offered a farm to do Zanu PF public relations.
A Publicist for Sizzla, Olimatta Taal told Zimdiaspora that it was a lie that Sizzla who performed at Zimbabwe’s 30th independence events, bartered his services for land.
A story by Zimdiaspora reporting that Kalonji has been offered a farm, was based on reports by Zimbabwean lands officers who still insist that they have been instructed by their seniors to look for land for the reggae star.
Taal also denied that Sizzla is on the run from Jamaican authorities or being investigated for robbery and murder.
“Sizzla is not under investigation for arm robbery and murder. He is not on the run from Jamaica and is on an African Tour, He also performed in Ghana for their 50th independence day celebration and in South Africa,” he said. Taal said.
Sizzla will return to Jamaica in a few weeks time and accused the media of trying to discredit and criminalize the reggae star.
Zimdiaspora has discovered that the star is not facing allegations of murder or robbery. Allegations that the Reggae star is on the run are based on Jamaican newspaper reports which say Sizzla was arrested a few months ago following reports of gang related gunshots being fired at a group of persons in August Town.
Crime chief for the division, Deputy Superintendent Derrick 'Cowboy' Knight, is quoted in the THE WEEKEND STAR saying the entertainer, born Miguel Orlando Collins, was taken into custody following the shooting incident.
The paper also said that in 2005, he was taken into custody and questioned in relation to 13 high-powered guns the police dug out of a hole in the Judgement Yard section of August Town, but was released after three days.
The latest issue of Zimbabwe’s Sunday Mail also reported that Jamaican law enforcement agents have remained glued on the trail of the global reggae hit maker on charges of involvement in armed crime on the vice-infested Island State.
The paper said although Sizzla has consistently denied any knowledge of the alleged offences, “It’s now claimed in international dancehall circles that the 34-year-old musician, real name Miguel Orlando Collins, is a fugitive from the law who is mulling a welcome repatriation to the home of his ancestors in Africa.”