Over 9,000 sign petition to kick Passion Java out of America
By Paul Katanda
MORE THAN 9,000 people have signed an online petition to US Vice President Kamala Harris calling on her government to kick out the self-proclaimed blazing prophet Passion Java.
Launched on Thursday by former MDC Alliance adviser Godfrey Kurauone, the petition targets 10,000 people.
Java is described as an enabler of the Zanu PF regime who uses state resources to promote President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Titled “Expel Panganai Java from the United States, he is a catalyst for human rights abuses in Zimbabwe”, the petition targets 10,000 people.
“Panganai Passion Java, a self-proclaimed prophet, is granted permanent resident status in the United States as he returns to Zimbabwe to actively support a regime that kills citizens, violates basic rights and steals national resources,” it reads. in the petition.
“He is using state resources to move around the country buying votes for Mr. Emmerson Mnangagwa.
“The United States Department of State has, through its Secretary of State, the authority to initiate the process of revoking Mr. Passion Java’s permanent resident status.
“It is the policy of the United States to support the freedom, democracy, and prosperity of the people of Zimbabwe and, to that end, has imposed restrictive measures on individuals who contribute to human rights abuses and undermine democracy in Zimbabwe. . Mr. Java is one such culprit and should be sanctioned and banned from coming to the United States and his accounts frozen.
Java remains in America but has recently campaigned for Mnangagwa locally, using his Passion Java records and proximity to dancehall artists to lend him support ahead of the 2023 harmonized elections.
He even enlisted the services of Rhumba legend Kofi Olomide, whose phrase “number one ED” has divided opinion in Zimbabwe.
As the petition nears its target, Prince Muwandi, one of Java’s supporters, has started another petition in favor of the Prophet titled “Appreciation of the good works done by Prophet Passion”.
He had managed 14 people while publishing.
“Passion Java does charity work, encouraging young people to quit drugs, work (do projects, promote the music industry), preach the Gospel and support the good works being done by the President of Zimbabwe, (his Excellency President Emerson Mnangagwa) the vision he has. I deny the bad news that his enemies are spreading about him (misleading news that encourages violence.),” reads Muwandi’s petition.