- AKA has had another face-off with Sizwe Dhlomo regarding the call for alcohol to be banned again
- Dhlomo and other social media users have asked government to consider making booze inaccessible to the public
- Supa Mega argued that he depends on the sale of booze as an income stream now that gigs are no longer allowed
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AKA has rejected calls by some South Africans to reinstate the alcohol ban. Many social media users, including Sizwe Dhlomo, believe that booze is hampering efforts to control Covid-19. AKA, however, argued that liquor sales form a large part of his income.
Sizwe Dhlomo was speaking to Minister of Transport Mr Fikile Mbalula, telling him that Mzansi had lost the fight to the coronavirus. He went on to advise the minister to ban alcohol again as it was causing too many problems.
AKA chipped into the discussion and argued that he puts food on the table with profits from the alcohol industry.
"Chief... it’s bad as is without being able to do any shows. I also have a family to feed ya understand."
The rapper is a partner in Cruz vodka and makes money from every Cruz Watermelon bottle sold. Social media users had mixed reactions to his reasoning. Twitter user BraTheo_7 said:
"I disagree with you a lot but I'm 100% with you on this one. They need to switch perspectives."
"Chief, your hustle is doing less good for the society. People die as a consequence of intoxication."
"Alcohol is a good thing to the society, note that. The abuse of alcohol is the problem."
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Meanwhile Briefly.co.za previously reported that AKA has explained why he had to apologise to Sizwe Dhlomo and his family following their recent twar. The rapper said he was disappointed in himself for insulting "the very same movement that delivered my freedom".
The Baddest hitmaker said he wasn't forced by anyone to apologise but did it on his own accord after educating himself about Isaac Dhlomo.
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