Zimdancehall producer Tafadzwa Kadzimwe, better known as Levels, is in the eye of the storm after his former girlfriend and musician Shashl (Ashleigh Moyo) has filed rap_e charges against him.
The Chillspot music maker’s troubles were triggered by the leaking of a s_əx tape between him and his ex, who is daughter to Zimbabwe’s former Health Minister Obadiah Moyo.
The s_əx tape and a series of compromising pictures went viral on social media weekend with Levels making a desperate attempt to manage the crisis through issuing a terse social media apology while blaming the leaks on his phone having been stolen at Pablos Nightclub in Harare and later hacked.
“I would like to apologize to my fans, family, my bosses nemi mese vanyarikani. Please forgive me. Maoneswa zvinhu zvakadai I’m very sorry I’m not going to blame anyone but myself.
“Thanks God zvabva zvatopera hachisisina chimwe chakapfuura zvavaita. I promise you never see such again I’m sorry. My Samsung s21 was stolen from Pabloz nezuro after a small fight so these where in phone but I’m sure they are done now. I’m sorry,” he said via his Instagram.
Shashl told a local tabloid it was a lie that Levels’ phone was stolen, adding that he forced himself on her and later threatened to leak pictures of the couple in a compromising position.
“He forced me into the situation. He would force me to sleep with him when I didn’t want to,” she said.
“I refused on several occasions before he threatened me that he would not record my music.
“Levels then moved to the next level where he forced me to actualise the relationship, of which I didn’t want.
“I refused to actualise the relationship. I was cornered, I was between a rock and a hard place.
“He kept threatening me over releasing some nud_es. He then released a picture of us kiss!ng, in which he warned me that he was showing that he can do more than that.
“It was a lie that I stole his phone, how can I steal his phone? If I had stolen it, why was he calling?
“He released his nud_es to act as if someone was dropping them, he then later released a s_əx tape.”
However, things have since moved to another level after Shashl has filed rap_e claims against the producer.
She filed for rap_e at Borrowdale Police station as confirmed by a leaked police memo by the station Officer in Charge.
The alleged rap_e incident happened at Manyame Court Eastview Garden, Eastlea, Harare.
Reads the memo, “Sometime in July 2021 date unknown the accused person and the complainant were not yet in a relationship but were working together in music at Chillspot studio in Mbare.
“On an unknown date in July 2021 the accused asked the complainant to pass through his place of residence to take his car since they were using complainant’s car and they were coming from the studio.
“When they were at the accused’s place they got inside the house. While inside the house they started kiss!ng at the same time the accused pushing the complainant into his bedroom.
“Then the complainant stopped kiss!ng and informed the accused that she wanted to reach home before curfew time. When the complainant was about to leave the bedroom, the accused grabbed the complainant by her trousers pulled it down to thigh level and he pushed her on the bed and fell down facing upwards.
“The accused person forced himself on top of the complainant. He pulled her pant the level just below his butt0cks.
“The accused person inserted his erect pen!s into the complainant’s vag!na and had s_3xual interc0urse with her without her consent and without protection.
“After the act the complainant ran away from the scene and went home. The matter came to light when the accused person sent some nud_e videos and picture of him and the complainant.
“The reason for him to send those nud_e videos and pictures is that they broke up and this didn’t go well with the accused person.”
It was however not clear if Levels, who reportedly vanished weekend, has been arrested yet.