- Khanyi Mbau has opened up about the difficulties brought about by the lockdown
- The media personality has complained that she will not have a proper income this year due to the pandemic
- The celebrity has also criticised those who believe that South Africans have a drinking problem
Yet another Mzansi celebrity has opened up about how difficult the lockdown has been on their wallet. Khanyi Mbau has revealed that the economic collapse brought about by Covid-19 has impacted her and ruined her chances of getting a proper income this year.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE, the media personality revealed that she has given up on earning a decent income this year.
Not only is the starlet struggling to land gigs, but the alcohol ban had halted the sale of her newly-launched gin, I Am Khanyi.
Mbau said that the lockdown has affected her mentally, financially and spiritually. The self-proclaimed Queen of Bling said that she had seen many friends in the industry move back to their parents' home or with siblings because of ailing finances.
Speaking on the claims that South Africa should ban alcohol indefinitely because of the chaos it is causing, Mbau told the publication:
“Of course we are going to have alcohol problems. Of course we are going to become alcoholics. Guys, we are stuck at home, doing nothing, and the only form of escape we have is alcohol."
She does not think that South Africans have a drinking problem and believes that the country was running perfectly fine before the lockdown. The media mogul has welcomed the lifting of the ban as a "few cents are better than nothing at all".
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that DJ Zinhle has joined the growing list of celebrities who are opening up about financial woes. The muso took to social media to slam companies who want her to do gigs for free.
The Umlilo hitmaker revealed that she has not had an income for over three months due to the pandemic. DJ Zinhle took to social media to slam certain companies who asked her to perform for free during the lockdown.
She said that not only was that a risk to her health, but she has also not received an income since the lockdown started.
Rapper AKA also took to Twitter to demand the government help artists out who have not been working since the lockdown started. The rapper said that many are struggling and he too is panicking because he is down to his last million.
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