Lamba Lolo singers Ethic have released a statement regarding Swat’s video that has been doing rounds on social media.
In the viral video, Swat was allegedly being beaten by a mob after stealing a phone.
The group has now refuted the claims that he was stealing terming the whole incident as a misunderstanding.
The group explained that Swat was seated outside their house at night when the police came and started arresting youth in the area.
According to them, Swat and one of his friends then decided to run away from the police and that is when they went hiding inside a random apartment.
“Following the video doing rounds on social media. We want people/ our fans to know what happened. Yesterday at around 11pm Swat was hanging out outside their apartment. At the same time police officers were doing rounds handcuffing any young man they found outside. Swat and one of his friends saw this and sought to run away so as to not to get arrested. They ended up entering a random apartment and hid there but people who lived in that plot/ apartment, thought they were thieves since they’d never seen them at the apartment. They started flogging them and beating them up, at one point they nearly burnt them. Luckily the same police officers who saw Swat and his friend run away as they were getting away from them came to their rescue and released Swat and the friend since they were obviously innocent. Swat sustained a couple of injuries and is currently recuperating at home. For those of you spreading videos around claiming that Swat is a thief, now ask yourself- who would be stupid enough to steal with a T-shirt that has their name written on it and wearing crocs while at it?? Anyway, to our loyal Fans. We’ll BOUNCE BACK!” read the statement.