Artists shut down N3 freeway in Durban in lockdown regulations protest

Artists shut down N3 freeway in Durban in lockdown regulations protest

- Mzansi artists have shut down the N3 freeway in Durban over the country's lockdown regulations

- The artists are demanding that President Cyril Ramaphosa allow at least 70% capacity at all events

- The entertainers, including DJs, musicians and dancers, also hosted a mini concert in the middle of the national highway

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A group of artists has set up a stage on the N3 freeway in Durban in protest of the current lockdown regulations. The artists, including popular musicians such as DJ Tira, Dladla Mshunqisi and DJ Chynaman, hosted a mini concert on the national highway which has caused a huge traffic backlog in the vicinity of the EB Cloete Interchange.

As the country has now moved to Level 2 of the national Covid-19 lockdown, nightclubs remain closed while pubs and bars have opened under strict regulations.

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According to the protesters' placards, most musicians, dancers and DJs make their money when performing at the nightclubs. They also claimed that the limitation of people at venues has also affected their livelihoods. The protesters have called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to open 70% capacity in all events. They are also not happy about the 10pm to 4am curfew.

Mzansi artists who could not be part of the protest have taken to social media to share snaps from the protest. L'vovo, DJ Shimza and other entertainers have been using the trending hashtag #VulaPresident to voice their support for those at the protest.

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Artists shut down N3 freeway in Durban in lockdown regulations protest

Artists have shut down the N3 freeway in Durban in lockdown regulations protest. Image: @afrotainmentsa/Instagram
Source: Instagram

In other news, reported that Atandwa Kani has responded after he was not called by Metro FM to pay tribute to late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman. The popular radio station only interviewed Atandwa's father Dr John Kani and veteran Mzansi actress Connie Chiueme.

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Atandwa, his father and Connie worked with Chadwick on the set of Black Panther. Atandwa played the role of young King T'Chaka in the movie. His father portrayed the role of senior King T'Chaka.

One tweep took to social media to respond to Metro FM's post. The tweep wrote:

"Include @AtandwaKani in those mentions."

Atandwa told the tweep he had no problem with letting his elders represent all the Mzansi actors who played in the superhero movie. Atandwa tweeted:

"Sometimes we have to sit back and let the elders represent us... It’s not about me..."

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