- DJ Maphorisa has called for an end to the lockdown which has been in place for over four months now
- The AmaPiano musician said that the restrictions are negatively affecting the poor and should be lifted
- Social media users had mixed reactions to his post and some were suspicious about his intentions for wanting the lockdown to end
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Maphorisa has spoken out against the lockdown which has resulted in many South Africans wallowing in poverty. The musician took to social media to reflect on the state of the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
He believes that the lockdown is negatively impacting the poor and has called for the government to end it. He went on to say that it was better to die trying than to die from poverty.
The Amapiano muso tweeted:
“Why should we die broke? Rather die trying. This is sad man. Lockdown must end. This doesn’t make sense any more."
His comments resulted in fierce debate among social media users. Some questioned why he was speaking up now. Twitter user Magmaholdings1 said:
"Maphorisa is finally seeing the numbers drop. People don't buy Amapiano plus they are sober now."
"We are tired Phori. The government also dug our graves while we're still alive."
"Apply for R350 like everyone else, you should have invested and not have bought so much Gucci and LV."
"Life makes no sense my king but we'll be alright because we're still breathing."
"Someone as influential as you should not tweet such. I won't give reasons because you and your piano nation are gonna drag me."
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Meanwhle, Cassper Nyovest also recently spoke out about how many people will go broke during this pandemic.
Briefly.co.za reported that the rapper recently took to social media to predict the financial downfall of a lot of artists, himself excluded. The star said that many artists would lose their homes and cars due to not being able to work during the coronavirus pandemic.
When a fan made a mock headline about AKA not having any 'guap', Cassper agreed wholeheartedly that that's exactly what it would look like. He said:
"Bro, this is going to be a headline, exactly how you wrote it!"
AKA previously complained about the government banning alcohol, saying that it's how he currently puts food on the table. But don't make the mistake of lumping Cassper in with the artists who are set to lose it all. The rapper said the same fate would not befall him because God's got him.
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