Allegations child molestation recently have came up against Afrika Bambaataa, with detailed interviews of victims coming out and describing their traumatic experiences. The shocking news kicked off with Democratic activist Ronald Savage explaining his experience, and was most recently confirmed by his former bodyguard Shamsideen Bey.
The allegations have been piercing for the Universal Zulu Nation, and now due to this, the International and Regional US UZN Leaders have announced the re-structuring of their leadership via a press release on their website. Zulu Nation mentions the removal of Bambaataa from leadership, saying “The Universal Zulu Nation wishes to announce that it is currently under new leadership by the International and Regional U.S. Zulu Leaders. This will involve a significant restructure and will feature an in-depth re-assessment of how the organization will function to better serve our communities. As part of this restructure ALL accused parties and those accused of covering up the current allegations of child molestation have been removed and have stepped down from their current positions.”
The release indirectly makes reference to Bambaataa’s allegations which have been affecting the organization as a whole, saying “We are saddened by current events. Not only because of the trial by social media of which we have been subjected to as an organization, but because until now the previous leaders and founders have been ineffective at being able to respond in a way which our members and associates deserve of us. Especially when our good work spreading the Zulu message has empowered communities worldwide. We would like to offer our sincere apologies for this.”
In the release, the Zulu Nation also made sure the mention the details of the changes being made to the organization, mentioning that their new focus is “to work towards providing support for victims of abuse, rape and molestation and working more closely on other social issues existing in communities such as drug addiction, alcoholism and mental health.”