- Oskido has praised Julius Malema for offering to assist artists during the coronavirus pandemic
- Julius has said that the EFF will support all artists who have supported EFF in the past
- The Kalawa Jazmee owner said he appreciates Juju's gesture
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Kalawa Jamzee boss Oskido has thanked Julius Malema for stepping up to assist artists who are struggling due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In his Freedom Day speech yesterday, Julius said the EFF would assist any artist that has previously performed at EFF rallies.
Juju said, "We are aware the crisis brought by Covid-19 will affect artists and entertainers the most as the majority of these people depend on festivals and events to make a living. Because of the necessity for social distancing, it is clear we will not see concerts, parties, wedding, festivals and other gatherings through which they make a living."
"All musicians and entertainers who have ever been on our stage or event will get financial support to help ease the economic burden caused by Covid-19."
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Oskido responded with, "This is an important consideration and intervention to the plight of artists by the EFF. We thank them on behalf of those artists who will be receiving help from the EFF."
However, some peeps found it hypocritical that only artists who had performed on EFF stages would be receiving help from the party.
Pora Manoto said, "Only those who graced their events? What about the rest who were never invited to their events? Simply put, we are helping our members who happen to be artists, not the other way around."
Last month, Briefly.co.za reported that Euphonik had advised those in the entertainment industry to ask their creditors for three-six month payment holidays in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Julius' Freedom Day address also included a plan for EFF to build "decolonised" schools in the near future.
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