- Durban music artists shut down the N3 freeway on Wednesday to protest Covid-19 regulations.
- Social media users have been reacting to the images and videos that emerged from the protest
- One particular video has been trending online that shows musician Dladla Mshunqisi fleeing from the police
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The #VulaPresident protests have been trending on social media after Durban musicians shut down the N3 highway on Wednesday morning.
Although the protests highlighted a serious issue faced by those in the entertainment industry, one video shared online left Mzansi in stitches.
The video shows Gqom artist Dladla Mshunqisi fleeing from the cops as they proceeded to arrest the protesters.
Many couldn’t believe how fast the musician was as he sped through stationary cars to escape law enforcement. Others have even edited in his song into the video. The song in question is a track where Dladla calls out for someone to help him.
Here are some of the reactions:
"I don't know what's more funny, the shock in that voice saying "Mshunqisi"or Mshunqisi sprinting off! #dladlamshunqisi"
"#dladlamshunqisi Good morning everyone! Ngiphuphe uDladla Mshunqisi out-running Oscar Pistorius. That dream woke me up literally just now to tweet about it."
"#dladlamshunqisi did the things that make the artist disappear from the crime scene."
"Apparently Usain Bolt is no longer the fastest man in the world, #DladlaMshunqisi has claimed the title."
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Briefly.co.za previously reported that a group of artists 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.
The performers are asking the president to ease lockdown regulations to allow clubs and pubs to operate at 70% capacity. They are also calling for an end to the 10pm curfew. The protest ended with some of the artists getting arrested.
They were released from Westville police station on Thursday morning on R1 000 bail each.
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