Platinum Prince allegedly abducted over controversial song 'Ndoyacho Here President?'

Controversial Zimdancehall musician, Platinum Prince, was allegedly abducted and brutally assaulted by a group of unidentified, masked and armed men on Sunday afternoon. According to sources, the incident happened a few hours after the musician arrived back in Zimbabwe from a South Africa tour.

The musician recently released a track titled’ which seems very critical of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government’s handling of the country’s economy which is now in meltdown.

A source close to the developments is reported to have said that the artist was taken by masked and armed men,

“The men did not produce any warrant or give reasons for the abduction. The men just blocked the way of the car that the controversial musician was in and assaulted the driver who was trying to understand why they had blocked the road with their car in the process.”

According to the source, the men then took the chanter and put him in a car boot and disappeared.  He was assaulted and dumped along Chiremba Road early this morning.

This is not the first time that the musician has courted the ire of those in power. In 2015, he released another song titled “Ndeipi President” which was also highly critical of (then) President Robert Mugabe.  At the time, the self-proclaimed “Ndururani” was warned that he needed to tone it down as his music was growing too political.

The alleged abduction has already set social media in a frenzy, with some questioning the whole abduction.

More to come…