About Dem Loot
Dem Loot is a freestyle by Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin'ono released on 31 January 2021. Chin'ono blasts political elites who he accuses of looting public resources while failing basic services that will benefit the whole country.
Chin'ono highlights that there is no medication in public hospitals, youths have no jobs and clean water in high density surbubs yet corrupt officials.
Hopewell Chin'ono has been arrested a number of times by police including most recently where he is accused of publishing falsehoods after commenting on a video in which it was claimed a police officer had struck a young baby dead while enforcing lockdown regulations. Chin'ono maintains that he is being persecuted for exposing corruption in Mnangagwa's administration.
Dem Loot has gone viral with many people coming with their own different versions. The song has also sparked a challenge #DemLootChallenge in which people post themselves dancing to the song. Dem Loot has also received international coverage in news websites such as The Guardian (UK) and Independent Online (SA).