Munga anxious to get murder rap behind him, returns to court in Feb

Dancehall star Munga Honorable will return to the Supreme Court for a case management conference on February 26 in relation to an ongoing murder case.

“It’s a process and he (Munga) appreciates that it’s a process. He is really anxious to just get this behind him, but right now he’s focusing on his career. He is working on several new singles, and an EP. This is the time of corona, so he is using the time in a positive way to create better music,” attorney-at-law Christopher Townsend told Loop News.

Munga Honorable, whose given name is Damian Rhoden, is charged in connection with the February 2017 murder of Cleveland Smith, who was shot dead along Molynes Road, Kingston 20, about 1 am that fateful day.

The murder case has been in “case management” for several months.

“Munga has moved away from the gangster image, and he is singing different songs, creating more of a positive vibe,” Townsend noted.

Asked whether he was concerned that certain bloggers like Mr Vegas — a cousin of the accused — could make pronouncements on the case in the public arena, Townsend responded: “We have some issues with how he has made comments in the past, we understand that he is angry but that doesn’t give anyone the right to make pronouncements when they don’t know the facts.”

Townsend warned that he would not countenance any attempts to disparage his client’s reputation.

“We operate in an arena where you are innocent until proven guilty. If he (Mr Vegas) makes comments which are inconsistent with the truth as played out in a court of law, we would have to call a third party to look at Mr Vegas, and take corrective measures. If his comments cause damage to the reputation of Munga, we are sure that Mr Vegas will be in a position to pay,” Townsend said.

Munga, whose career spans nearly two decades, got his break in 2005 when he teamed up with producer Don Corleon. Among his tracks are ‘In My Arms’, ‘Flippin Rhymes’, ‘Bad From Me Born’ and his recent hit single, ‘Nah Mad Ova’.