Government Rejects Soul Jah Love’s Planned Memorial Service
2 June 2021
[Photo Credit: The Herald]
By Kinyua Mwangi
The Zimbabwean government through the Ministry of Health has declined a move to have a memorial service for late Zimdancehall star Soul Muzavazi Musaka alias Soul Jah Love.
Seh Calaz; one of the close allies of the late Soul Jah noted that they were planning to have a memorial service, but the Ministry of Health turned down their requesting citing the Covid-19 situation in the country.
“Soul Jah luv memorial rejected by min of health in respect of covid 19 regulations,” he posted on his Instagram page.
In the letter, the Ministry said that the memorial cannot be held due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
“The Ministry of Health and Child Care is in receipt of your letter dated 14 May 2021 seeking guidance to comply with Covid-19 regulations on the memorial service for the late CDE Soul Musavazi Musaka. The Ministry advises against holding such big events at this juncture due to the following: Taking note of the existing Covid-19 control guidelines that stipulate the number at such gatherings not to exceed 30; the presence of the new variant from India which is circulating in the country can cause a huge spread. The possibility of many people gathering in huge numbers making it difficult to institute Covid-19 control measures,” the statement read.
Soul Jah Love passed on in February this year after a long battle with diabetes.