- DJ Shimza has called Minister Nathi Mthethwa out for ignoring his proposal about music events amid the Covid-19 lockdown
- DJ Shimza shared that his proposal would have played a big role in curbing the spread of the coronavirus
- DJ Shimza wanted funds to continue with his live TV show called #LockdownHouseParty
DJ Shimza is concerned about the escalating number of Covid-19 cases in Mzansi due to entertainment events. The musician has taken to social media to call Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa out for ignoring his proposal about cutting down on social gatherings.
Shimza took to Twitter on Monday, 14 December and shared that Mthethwa blue-ticked his proposal that would have seen artists continue with virtual events on TV.
Shimza was one of the producers of a music show called #LockdownHouseParty on Channel O. It used to play on Friday and Saturday night during the stricter levels of Mzansi's coronavirus lockdown.
The star wrote:
"Submitted a proposal to Minister @NathiMthethwaSA for us to be able to afford to continue with events on TV so we could continue paying artists and people in the technical space and got no response. Now we out scrapping for work, people are gathering and the virus is spreading."
He shared that less people would go out to watch live shows if the minister supports his idea.
"Supporting this would have meant less people would go out to watch their favourite artists perform because they would do it from the comfort of their home."
Shimza expressed that his TV show would potentially cut down on gatherings but at the same time not take from the artists' income.
"Many might think entertainment is just games but many lives are suffering and are not being recognised, ra zama but we need assistance. Ra kopa."
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Zama has been announced as the 16th winner of Idols SA. The Witbank-born singer was crowned as the winner of the singing competition on Sunday night.
The new Mzansi idol took home a cool R1 million, a recording deal from Kalawa Jazmee, R150 000 worth of the latest Samsung products, the all-new Toyota Starlet 1.4, R100 000 worth of fashion from Truworths, a Kymco Xciting 400 scooter worth R120 000 and R80 000 worth of musical instruments from Yamaha.
Idols SA took to Instagram on Sunday moments after Zama was announced as the winner and posted a video of the star where she thanked her supporters for their votes. In the clip, Zama said:
"Thank you so so much South Africa. I feel so blessed, I can't believe this is happening. Thank you so much for your support, ally your love and all your beautiful messages for keeping me strong guys, God bless each and everyone of you. I can't believe this."
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