- #FactDurbanRocks has been trending online and is a certain indication that Mzansi is ready to ring in the new year
- The bi-annual music event was threatened after the Covid-19 pandemic hit but is being streamed virtually so fans can watch the acts
- Online users took to their social media platforms to share how they'd be watching the event from the safety of their homes
It is sure to be a New Year's Eve unlike any other as Mzansi braces to celebrate the new year while under Lockdown. One aspect that is trying to resemble some sense of normality is the Fact Durban Rocks concert, which will be starting at 9pm.
The event is still going ahead but will be streamed virtually so that fans can still celebrate and listen to acts from the comfort and safety of their homes.
The hashtag #FactDurbanRocks began trending online as tweeps shared how different it felt trying to celebrate a difficult year but were looking forward to watching the show.
Excited fans posted where they would be celebrating from and thanked the artists involved for making the event possible in a year where so many were cancelled:
@amandawilma1: "From 21:00 to midnight wil be watching my favorite #FactDurbanRocks. I can't wait to watch at home following regulations."
@Mpho4_Ndou: "9pm i will definitely be watching #FactDurbanRocks and enjoying the music with my family. #FactDurbanRocks"
@life_of_Michell: "I cant wait for 9pm - 3am to dance Malume Face with tears of joyFace with tears of joyWoman dancingWoman dancingWoman dancingWoman dancing #FactDurbanRocks"
@NKULEE_KHOZO: "Meee malume it my first New years Eve. I'll be celebrating with my Angel. So I'll be indoors with her and will be watching #FactDurbanRocks"
Briefly.co.za previously reported on Anele criticising the way the international media has been reporting on the strain of coronavirus that had cases in South Africa.
Anele Mdoda has added her voice to the online outcry over a mutated version of the Covid-19 virus being labelled the "South African strain".
The initial outrage was sparked after The Japan Times published an article that reported on how Japan had confirmed its first case of the strain that had also been found in multiple patients in South Africa.
The issue came in because the publication had labelled the mutated virus as the "South African coronavirus strain"
Many South African tweeps caught wind of the article that mentioned the strain as being South African and flooded the mentions of The Japan Times. The commenters expressed how unhelpful and unnecessary it was to try and blame a country for a viral mutation.
Health minister Zweli Mkhize had confirmed the strain earlier this month and explained how it has driven South Africa's second wave of infections. There have also been reports of another mutation having been discovered in the United Kingdom.
Anele weighed in said that she recognised the game of attempting to lay blame and wrote:
"I see this tennis y'all are playing !!!"
In other celebrity-related news, Briefly.co.za previously reported on Selena Gomez criticising Facebook for allowing disinformation about the pandemic to be published on their site.
Selena Gomez has called out Facebook for allowing the publishing of disinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic on their platform.
The singer-actor posted that Facebook needed to be responsible and remove misleading and untrue information about the pandemic and the Covid-19 vaccine before they cost thousands of people their lives.
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