Olimatta Taal, publicist for Dancehall/Reggae artiste Sizzla has pushed aside a report which claims that the artiste has fled from Jamaica to live in Zimbabwe because of gun and murder related charges.

The report claims that Sizzla is on the run from Jamaican authorities for gun related and robbery cases in Kingston and is preparing to set up base in Zimbabwe after he was offered a farm.

Taal has since dismissed the claims and calls the article, “irresponsible journalism.”

Sizzla has been on tour in Africa since late February.

In addition to Zimbabwe, he has performed in other countries on the continent, including South Africa and Ghana. She said he might return to Jamaica in May before a performance in Trinidad.

Taal did admit that Sizzla was given land for his two performances in Zimbabwe for the country’s 30th independence celebration. But the land, she said, was in no way related to politics.

Meanwhile, she said Sizzla has heard about the article but is not moved by it.

[Via ZIP103FM]