- AKA has urged Mzansi peeps to spread awareness about the reported human rights violations in neighbouring Zimbabwe
- The influential rapper used social media to spread love to his supporters in that country
- Mzansi musician Zakes Bantwini also used Twitter to spread awareness about the alleged oppression that Zimbabweans are being subjected to
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AKA has taken to social media to show his support to Zimbabweans who are going through the most following recent political tensions in their country.
The rapper urged his fans to spread awareness about what Zimbabweans are reportedly subjected to in their country on a daily basis. This is after some of them took to social media using the hashtag #ZimbabweanLivesMatter to voice their anger about their rights being violated, allegedly by their own government.
The Fela In Versace rapper tagged a report by EWN about recent protests in Zimbabwe and tweeted:
"Let’s spread awareness about what’s going on in Zimbabwe ... because ultimately the people need all the help they can get."
AKA then sent love to his fans living in Zim. He said:
"Sending love to the MEGACY in Zimbabwe... I hope y’all good."
EWN reported that the protests, which have the backing of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance, were called to show anger at government corruption but a number of the organisers were in hiding.
The ruling ZANU-PF party labelled the MDC Alliance a terrorist group while President Emmerson Mnangagwa claimed that the organisers wanted to overthrow his government, according to the publication.
Another Mzansi celeb who has showed his support to Zimbabweans is Zakes Bantwini. He tweeted:
"With so much against us already as black Africans all we got is each other, let's not be against one another. #ZimbabweanLivesMatter"
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In other AKA news, Briefly.co.za reported that AKA is once again hogging the headlines after he took to social media to announce that he is retiring from hip-hop.
His seemingly sudden decision was shared online on Friday afternoon. The Fela in Versace hitmaker took to Twitter and wrote:
"I AM OFFICIALLY RETIRED FROM SA HIP HOP. YOU WILL NOW ADDRESS ME AS KIERNAN JARRYD JUSTIN BIEBER. Please & Thank You."
Knowing the rapper's stunts and how he says and does a lot of things for attention, nobody really took him seriously. The musician further explained that he was too mainstream and his music was beyond hip hop. He said every year he competes on the charts against the best that this country has to offer.
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