I grew up in prison system: Baba Harare

Arts & Social Writer

Jiti maestro Baba Harare, real name Braveman Chizvino Mwanza, has revealed that he is familiar with jails – and has asked Zimbabweans to pray and support for inmates.

In a social media post this Monday, Baba Harare said he has connection to criminal justice system (perhaps more aptly, correctional services) because his family has been part of it.

He was speaking after performing for women prisoners at Chikurubi at the weekend, where he hooked up with jailed comedienne Amai TT, in what was an emotional affair itself.

“I was raised in the Criminal Justice system. My father is a retired prison correctional officer,” Baba Harare said in a heartfelt post.

“My older brother is currently serving as prison officer. So I grew up around prisons and prisoners.”

He said the prison system was a dark place.

“There is something very humbling about husungwa (being a prisoner),” he said.

“Saka inzvimbo yakarema. Seeing a friend or relative in prison for whatever reason is difficult.

“Saka when my friend and I reunited to entertain the women doing their time it was an honour,” he said.

Baba Harare hooked up with fellow entertainer weeks after news emerged that Mai TT, real name Felistas Murata, was yearning for a visit from the raunchy dancer.

And as the reunion came, Baba Harare, was obviously touched.

“Let’s pray for those in prisons, including those who are innocent. May the Lord remember them.

“Those who were found guilty and serving time, may you find hope,” Baba Harare wrote on Facebook.

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