- Rapper AKA has once again called for the South African government to lift their restrictions on alcohol sales
- This comes after Pick n Pay reportedly lost 1 400 staff members who took voluntary severance packages
- According to AKA, the job losses are a domino effect due to the ban and worst is yet to come
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AKA has called for the liquor ban to be lifted. This comes after it was reported that 1 400 staff from Pick n Pay took severance packages. The rapper says that the ban will cause a domino affect, starting with store employees.
AKA has been critical of the government's response to Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown regulations. He has been particularly vocal about the alcohol ban.
The controversial rapper took to Instagram to share a screenshot of an article reporting on 1 400 workers who took voluntary severance packages.
He went on to say that this was due to the ban and called for it to be lifted. When he previously spoke out against the banning of booze, many questioned his motives as he makes money from the sale of alcohol through his vodka endorsement.
He even got into a twar with Sizwe Dhlomo who had opposing views on the matter. Social media users had mixed reactions about the post. Instagram user richlifeking said:
"#Lifttheban I'M ALL FOR IT!!"
"Also promote safe drinking, not only the portion you represent of liquor owners."
"Lift the ban."
"You see what happens when you depend on one brand? Be like Cass and go secure other deals chief."
"This nigga feeling the drought cause he can’t move that Watermelon Cruz."
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that 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.
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.
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