- Ntsiki Mazwai trended for an open letter she wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa today
- The presenter said she's against lockdown as it disenfranchises regular people and only helps bigger businesses
- A large number of tweeps agreed with Ntsiki's sentiments
Ntsiki Mazwai has written an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa through her blog platform.
The Radio 2000 presenter lamented the 21-day lockdown and wondered how people are supposed to pay their bills if they can't work.
She wrote, "Mr President, what should we do with our bills month-end? Most of us live from hand to mouth to be honest. How do we pay for rent, electricity and water when you called for our work to be cancelled, but you continue and will earn your big salaries from multiple BEE incomes?"
She asked, "Mr President, besides closing our taps of small income, what is your plan? How do we move forward financially?"
A lot of tweeps saw Ntsiki's point.
One tweep wrote, "Okay, first time I'm on the same page as Ntsiki Mazwai."
Another said, "As much as Ntsiki is associated with being a critic and all that, this time she hit it right. Her letter is asking valid questions and pointing out important aspects."
Ntsiki said she was sponsored by a like-minded "comrade" to be able to continue her popular YouTube series Conversations With Ntsiki.
Other entertainers and artists have asked for financial assistance from the arts ministry, which Penny Lebyane was not happy about.
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