'Mugabe chicken' pop group Freshlyground banned

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The Independent Online

A south african pop group known for its World Cup collaboration with Shakira has been barred from Zimbabwe after releasing a video depicting Robert Mugabe as a chicken.

Zolani Mahola, Freshlyground's singer, said the band was informed that permits for concerts next month had been revoked. Mahola said no reason was given, but she believes it was because of the "Chicken to Change" video the band released earlier this month. Ridiculing the President is illegal in Zimbabwe.