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Popular Tanzanian rapper arrested for 'insulting' President Magufuli


Popular Tanzanian rapper Emmanuel Elibariki also known as “ Nay wa Mitego” arrested for releasing a song deemed insulting to the government has been freed.

The song “ Wapo” although yet to make waves on radio emerged last week and was shared on social media, especially on WhatsApp.

A part of the song makes reference to a doctor who lances boils but cannot tolerate criticism which is believed to be in reference to President John Magufuli.

The rapper is popular for his scathing lyrics which attack the government and his fellow artists.

Nay Wa Mitego will be questioned for releasing a song with words that attack the government.

Tanzanian rapper held for ‘insulting president’ in song#Tanzaniarapperhttps://t.co/Y156YNVB8i

— CONCEPT (@ConceptGrp) March 27, 2017

The rapper’s arrest comes a few days after Magufuli warned media owners in the country to be careful how they use their press freedom.

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