Busiswa advocates for those seeking to improve their financial situation in light of the crisis

Busiswa advocates for those seeking to improve their financial situation in light of the crisis

Singer-songwriter Busiswa has slammed the City of Joburg (COJ) for focusing attention on removing “illegal business adverts” from street poles and traffic lights instead of helping people that are struggling to form ends meet as a result of Covid-19.

Busiswa advocates for those seeking to improve their financial situation in light of the crisis

Busiswa is usually vocal about politics, and in the week called out COJ on the initiative.

It started when the municipality took to Twitter with photos of their initiative to get rid of illegal street advertisements. within the past, the municipality has “waged war” on these sorts of ads across the town.

In a statement posted on the COJ website about the Buya Mthetho initiative (to remove all illegal signage), the executive mayor at the time Herman Mashaba let citizens know they might get to be certified by the municipality before signs are erected.

“I would also wish to turn the private and public sector who make use of outside advertising boards to require a stand against this lawlessness by requiring outdoor advertising companies to supply them with proof their boards are indeed legal and are certified by the town,”

Taking to Twitter recently, COJ reminded citizens they will help by taking down these outdoor ads themselves.

MY POWER hitmaker Busiswa felt the town wasn’t handling the larger problem at hand, namely helping those that are devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s an epidemic and a lockdown! People need work! Yahoo!,” she wrote.

After a tweep in her replies defended the choice to removing the signs, Busiswa made it clear government must do better when it involves uplifting the state.

“Laws aren’t made as a creation by God. they’re made by people and may be changed by people to reflect a just society for the days we’re living in and protect and uplift the foremost vulnerable of society. The poor, the unemployed, the skilled who haven’t any work, etc,” Busiswa said.

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