DR Congo musician Tshala Muana arrested


Emery Makumeno BBC News, Kinshasa

A source from the intelligence service in the Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed to the BBC that musician Tshala Muana has been arrested.

No statement has been released by the artist’s family but various media outlets in the country are reporting that she was detained around midday local time.

The 62-year-old’s recently released song, Ingratitude, is believed to be the source of her trouble.

The lyrics depict a person, who is not named, who had been granted all the advantages of life but forgot to perform good deeds once in power.

Many here believe that the award-winning musician is talking about current President Félix Tshisekedi – but Tshala Muana hasn’t confirmed this.

She was very close to the family of DR Congo’s former President Joseph Kabila.