Zimbabwe Bars Band for Video Mocking Robert Mugabe

Freshlyground turns ruler into a chicken
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2010 3:39 PM CDT

A South African pop group has been banned from performing in Zimbabwe—for making a music video in which Robert Mugabe turns into a chicken. The group Freshlyground made the video for Chicken to Change in collaboration with the satirical South African website ZA News, reports AllAfrica. Freshlyground was scheduled to perform there next month, but now it can't get work permits. (To see what kind of music Mugabe does like, see "Evil Needs Playlists, Too" here.)

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