Popular Tanzanian songstress Zuchu was forced to apologize after a video from last year resurfaced online.
The apology follows criticism from fans and netizens who drew attention to a past interview where they claim the songstress is heard ‘mouthing’ a ‘Swahili slur’
Through her to Instagram page , the ‘Sukari’ hitmaker, however, maintains that part of the footage is being misrepresented. She focused her apology on that but did not admit any wrongdoing.
“Habari ! Siku hizi za karibuni nimekua nikiona hii video ya mahojiano tuliyofanya mwaka jana mimi Na mtangazaji @thisisaaliyaah ikisambaa na watu wachache wakijaribu kupotosha maana ya mazungumzo yaliyofanyika .Neno nililotumia Hapo Ni neno “Mtambo “ mi ni msanii niliesajiliwa na @basata.tanzania Hivo najua kanuni na sheria elekezi.” she wrote
Interpreted as (Hi, in the recent past a video from my past interview resurfaced online with netizens trying to twist it. However, I still maintain that I used the word ‘Mtambo’ and not what people are trying to insinuate.)
“Niombe radhi na nitoe pole kwa jamii na mashabiki zangu wote mliokereka na upotoshaji huu. Na naomba mpuuzie upotoshaji huu unaoendelea,” she wrote.
interpreted as (I’m sorry to everyone offended following the misrepresentation and I hope this stops moving forward)