Zim Diaspora reports Jamaican Reggae superstar and new Mugabe praise singer Sizzla Kalonji has been offered a farm in Mashonaland West province in exchange of doing Zanu PF public relations worldwide, Zimdiaspora can reveal.
Sources at the ministry of lands and resettlement told Zimdiaspora that Sizzla who is currently in Zimbabwe and is on the run from Jamaican authorities for gun related and robbery cases in Kingston is preparing to set base in Zimbabwe after he was offered a farm.
“We have been instructed by our bosses to locate an appropriate white owned farm, preferably in Chegutu, for compulsory acquisition. Already efforts are being made to mobilise tractors and other equipment for him,” said the Lands official.
Media, Information and Publicity Minister, Webster Shamu who claims to be a patron for musicians in Zimbabwe, is leading the campaign to have Sizzla allocated a farm in a prime agricultural area in the country.
The official said Zanu PF is allocating a farm to Sizzla so that the Jamaican star would do international public relations for the former ruling party whose fortunes are fast waning following its drubbing at the March 2008 harmonised elections by the Movement for Democratic Change.
“Sizzla has not been paid for the performances he has done in Zimbabwe and allocation of a farm to him is part of Zanu PF’s way of settling what it owes the Reggae star,” he said.
Sizzla is in the country to perform at various 30th Independence anniversary celebrations and indications are that he will not be returning to his native Jamaica where he is under investigation for several violent crimes which include armed robbery and murder. The Jamaican star also recently performed at Mugabe’s 85th birthday celebrations and since then Sizzla has become a praise singer for the ageing dictator.