Mafikizolo's Theo Kgosinkwe weighs in on #VulaPresident protests

Mafikizolo's Theo Kgosinkwe weighs in on #VulaPresident protests

- Theo Kgosinkwe has weighed in on the #VulaPresident online protest by Mzansi artists

- The musician has also called on government to reopen the entertainment industry during the current Covid-19 pandemic

- Social media users have shared mixed reactions to the Mafikizolo singer's post

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Theo Kgosinkwe of Mafikizolo fame has shared his views on the calls for government to reopen the entertainment industry amid the Covid-19 Level 2 lockdown.

The musician took to Instagram to join scores of Mzansi entertainers who are demanding that government must open the industry because they are financially struggling. The #VulaPresident movement recently closed the N3 freeway in Durban to call for the reopening of their industry.

Musicians such as DJ Tira, Dladla Mshunqisi and many others participated in the protest. They want events to be opened with at least 70% attendance.

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Theo, who recently got married, posted the movement's slogan and captioned his post:

"Abanye ba vulile kusele thina (the others have opened we're the only ones left). The entertainment industry is feeling the strain."

The star's fans took to his comment section to shared mixed reactions to his post. Check out some of their comments below:

mrctjacobs commented:

"Let him open, this is bad for our SA talent."

manqobamtungwa wrote:

"All over the world our intellectual property God given creativity is consumed by the same people who do not understand what we are going through as creatives. The same music we created and shared with the people is a place of refuge and shelter when the world gets too much for them.
"Our music is the saving grace for many but for once we are asking for support and people think we are being ridiculous. What a time to be alive."

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alfred.ramatshwele added:

"I am with you Theo it's only fair that kuvulwe at a maximum capacity. Artists are people as well. They do the most to entertain people its only fair for them to be considered as well."

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Mafikizolo's Theo Kgosinkwe weighs in on #VulaPresident protests
Mafikizolo's Theo Kgosinkwe has weighed in on the #VulaPresident protests. Image: @theo_kgosinkwe/Instagram
Source: Instagram

In other news, reported that DJ Tira has been slammed on social media for taking part in a recent protest in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Tira and other Mzansi artists, mostly Durban entertainers, protested on the N3 freeway against some of governments lockdown regulations. They even held a mini concert in the middle of the busy national highway. They demanded that President Cyril Ramaphosa must open the country or allow them to have 70% capacity at their events.

The hashtag #ValaPresident trended after the protest. Makoya Bearings took to Twitter shortly after the protest and shared a screenshot of a conversation he had with Ramaphosa on Instagram last year. He captioned his post:

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"Where are you my friend @CyrilRamaphosa #VulaPresident we are dying of hunger."

After sharing the screenshot of their convo, the Thank You Mr DJ hitmaker was dragged on the micro-blogging app.

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