In a sh0cking turn of events, hip hop chanter Holy Ten, real name Mukudzei Chitsama, has found himself under fire from netizens who have stripped him of the title ‘leader of the youth’. The backlash comes after Holy Ten openly endorsed President Emmerson Mnangagwa ahead of the general elections in a viral video that has been circulating on social media.
The video shows Holy Ten applauding the projects undertaken by Mnangagwa during his tenure, specifically mentioning the developments at the Beitbridge border post and Robert Mugabe International Airport. Holy Ten claims that these developments are evidence enough to warrant another term in office for Mnangagwa.
Well done Holy Ten for endorsing President Mnangagwa‼️
— 🇿🇼 ZANU PF PATRIOTS 🇿🇼 (@zanupf_patriots) August 7, 2023
However, this endorsement has not been well-received by social media users who wasted no time in expressing their dissatisfaction. Many criticized Holy Ten for being a selfish opportunist and questioned the logic behind his support for Mnangagwa, especially considering the high levels of unemployment among the youth.
Unemployment has been a major issue in Zimbabwe, leading to increased drug and substance abuse among the youth. Ironically, Holy Ten pointed out that Mnangagwa is now addressing this issue through the drug and substance abuse mitigation funds. Netizens found this contradictory and accused Holy Ten of being out of touch with the struggles of the majority of youths.
Prominent journalist Hopewell Chin’ono didn’t mince words, calling Holy Ten an “idiot.” Other users labelled him a leader of fools and a failure, emphasizing his apparent self-centeredness. Many Twitter users dismissed Holy Ten as an opportunist who should be held accountable for enabling the system and contributing to the suffering of the people.
As Holy Ten faces the wrath of netizens, it remains to be seen how this controversy will impact his career and standing within the youth community. The fallout from his endorsement of President Mnangagwa serves as a reminder of the polarizing nature of politics and the expectations placed on public figures to align with the sentiments of the people they represent.