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My Wish Would Have Been For A Lenient Sentence – Deputy Arts Minister On Fantan And Levels Imprisonment

6 January 2021

The Deputy Minister of Youth, Sports, Arts, And Recreation  Tinoda Machakaire has commented on the imprisonment of DJ Fantan and levels of Chillspot Recordz. Machakaire said the law took its cause but he wished the court had been lenient with the duo considering the fact that they did not deny their wrongdoing. DJ Fantan and Levels were sentenced to 12 months in prison for hosting the New Year bash in Mbare against the government’s directive against public gatherings.

Using his Facebook official account the WEdza South MP said:

My prayers and thoughts go out to Fantan, Levels and the entire Chillspot family. These young men have been very influential in the music industry. They have helped identify various talents, Enzo Ishall, Uncle Epaton, Herman to name just a few. The work they do at Chillspot is going a long way in creating employment for the ghetto youths and alleviating poverty among the ghetto youth.I am glad that the law took its course and rightfully. However, my wish would have been for a lenient sentencing given that they admitted to their crime. The influence they have will go a long way in creating awareness among the ghetto youths on the reality that is COVID-19.My wish would have been for them to serve community service by giving back to the community in the form of awareness campaigns, using the power of music to educate the public. I fear that if they are locked up for long, it will undo the good they are doing for the ghetto youths. However, justice has been served and we can not dispute it. Let this serve as a caution for future law breakers.

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