South African Band Denied Entry Into Zimbabwe


Internationally acclaimed band Freshly Ground has been denied entry into Zimbabwe for mocking President Robert Mugabe for hanging on to power in their video, Chicken to Change.
  • Zimbabwe:  Govt Vows Hifa Action Over Freshlyground Embarrassment

    New Zimbabwe, 27 May 2014

    GOVERNMENT is contemplating action against the Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA) for "dramatizing" the deportation of South African Afro-pop group, Freshlyground, ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Hifa Vows to Bring Freshlyground Back, Soon

    New Zimbabwe, 7 May 2014

    ORGANISERS of the just ended Harare international Festival of the Arts (HIFA) have claimed that some government departments were shocked by the decision block Freshlyground from ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Freshlyground Deserved Grounding

    The Herald, 8 May 2014

    Some at Hifa may be genuinely wondering why the Zimbabwean bureaucracy did nothing to expedite the paperwork to allow South African music group Freshlyground to enter the country ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Full Hifa Statement On Freshlyground

    New Zimbabwe, 7 May 2014

    Below is the full statement issued by Wednesday by the Harare international Festival of the Arts (HIFA) on the deportation by government officials of South Africa-based Afro-pop ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Freshlyground Facebook Post Draws Fire

    The Herald, 7 May 2014

    Zimbabweans support Government's decision to deport South African group Freshlyground that was billed to perform at the closing ceremony of the Harare International Festival of the ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Freshly Ground Deported From Zimbabwe

    Capital FM, 6 May 2014

    Zimbabwe on Sunday deported popular music group Freshly Ground who were due to stage the closing performance at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA). read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Freshlyground Barred From Zim Again Over Mugabe Video

    SW Radio Africa, 5 May 2014

    The ZANU PF government has once again barred a popular South African band from performing in Zimbabwe, because of a four year old song and music video that satirises Robert Mugabe. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Freshlyground Denied Entry Into Zim

    The Herald, 5 May 2014

    SOUTH African musical group Freshlyground was grounded at the Harare International Airport yesterday evening after being denied entry into Zimbabwe on account of not having visas ... read more »

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  • Zimbabwe:  Hifa - Main Act Deported for Mocking Mugabe

    New Zimbabwe, 4 May 2014

    THE ongoing Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) suffered a setback Sunday after immigration officials deported South African afro-soul group Freshlyground, the main ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Freshlyground Visit Blocked Over Mugabe Video

    SW Radio Africa, 10 September 2010

    The popular South African music group Freshlyground has been denied permission to perform in Zimbabwe next month, after they released a music video titled 'Chicken to Change', ... read more »

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