- Many celebs could not resist joining political parties as they launched their manifestos, either as performers or just famous faces endorsing the movement
- DJ Lamiez recently opened up about how she rejected multiple invitations to join different parties in their brigade because it didn't sit well with her
- Followers weighed in on her statement and some feel that her move was not one worth clapping for because fans' votes should not be influenced by her face anyway
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Lamiez Holworthy opted out of being one of the celebs who were put on blast for their affiliation with certain political parties. The radio host said that her choice was true to her as a person and some fans feel she may have made a bad decision.
ZAlebs reports that Lamiez was contacted by multiple political parties to try and get her to perform at their manifesto but the DJ was not sold. The decision to say no was not easy but she regrets no part of it. She is happier knowing she stuck to her decision.
Lamiez was replying to Karabo Mokgoto's tweet expressing how she also turned down a few political gigs when she let her know that she was in the same boat.
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One follower felt the decision to turn down good money was not the smartest. @Xoliswa38086250 wrote:
"That's a bad decision. If your fans would vote for a party because you are performing for them, then the quality of your fans is questionable. Voters must take responsibility for their decisions. In this climate, every gig counts. But kea well done."
"It would make sense if those gigs were from the ANC, the other red party were giving you guys stipends during the hard lockdown."
"Good call Lamiez. Keep your political affiliation and career separate. Earlier this year we were approached by a political party to campaign manage. While we were happy to render the strategy, they also wanted us to be front & centre comms people. Career suicide in my business."
Ntando Duma joins Makhadzi on the list of celebs whose political stances have caught Mzansi’s eye
Briefly News reports South African celebs have been questioned by peeps numerous times for their public support of political parties. Celebs have been showing up for their chosen leaders ever since manifestos began. Ntando Duma has peeps questioning her after she shared her support for the EFF.
TimesLIVE reports that Ntando Duma's public commitment to joining Julius Malema's Red Berets has caused a great deal of controversy on the internet. Ntando has always been vocal about her party of choice but since elections are approaching, peeps have been looking at her with a keen eye.
Yesterday Makhadzi was the celeb on blast after sharing a snap of herself in green, yellow and black, showing her support for the ANC. The Citizen reports that followers felt that the rising star was sabotaging her career with that move.
Source: Briefly News