According to Zimbabwe newspapers, Bobi Wine was detained at the Airport after he touched down on Saturday morning.
The musician revealed in his speech at the event that he was forced by authorities to sign an understanding that he would not sing.
“As I was entering Zimbabwe at the airport, I had to sign, an understanding that I am not coming to Zimbabwe to sing,” he said. “I understand it because in some countries one has to get permission because I am known as a performer. I understood it.”
Bobi Wine’s spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi has since denied that the rumours that they were arrested. He said that it seems the authorities in Zimbabwe are afraid of the People Power Movement.
“Rumors that Hon Kyagulanyi&I were arrested in Zimbabwe are untrue.On arrival,govt officials questioned us for a while(I guess we’re scary) & we then went for the MDC rally.Zimbabweans are striving for a better country,like we are.We met Ugandans in Zim&they support the struggle,” Bobi Wine spokesman Joel Ssenyonyi said.
Rumors that Hon Kyagulanyi&I were arrested in Zimbabwe are untrue.On arrival,govt officials questioned us for a while(I guess we're scary😅😅)&we then went for the MDC rally.Zimbabweans are striving for a better country,like we are.We met Ugandans in Zim&they support the struggle
— Joel Ssenyonyi (@JoelSsenyonyi) May 27, 2019
ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna, who represented Raila Odinga at the event also said that he had been harassed by police.
“The first question they asked me is ‘how do you know these MDC crooks?’ And I told them the MDC and my party ODM have a long history, since the times of Morgan Tsvangirayi. They then told me the MDC is a troublemaker. That they rejected the results of the elections and are arranging some sort of upheaval, protest, to remove the democratically elected president,” Sifuna recounted during the rally held in Gweru city.