DJ Maphorisa says the closure resulted in the destruction of the citizens of the South

DJ Maphorisa says the closure resulted in the destruction of the citizens of the South

 


As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the country, DJ Maphorisa has spoken out on the economic impact the lockdown to contain the coronavirus has had on poor communities.


The star had a significant moment on Twitter in the week, reflecting on the state of the country and calling for an end to the lockdown.

He said it might be better to die trying to form coins than to die broke. Why should we die broke? Rather die trying. this is often a sad man. Lockdown must end. This doesn’t add up anymore,” he said.

His comments split opinion, with some claiming the sole reason he was speaking out now was that the “amapiano numbers” are dropping.

Meanwhile, comedian Thenjiwe Moseley took to Instagram to share an identical warning, adding that a lot of more South Africans would die of poverty than the coronavirus.

She also slammed corruption within the government’s response to the pandemic.

“The truth of the matter is most folks are going to be killed by poverty. Uyadela wena one tender name osebenzela uHulumeni. China nje o No work No pay sifaka indlala quite Covid-19. As a parent will you tell your children the truth?” she asked.
She said bills weren’t on lockdown and lots of were surviving on charity or savings.

“Four months without pay isn’t a joke. Lapho our bills aren’t on lockdown. Ngicabanga the only mother onganamuntu Acela Guyana. you recognize those who have had to survive on their savings for the past four months and that they don’t qualify for child grants because they’re technically employed, albeit they need been unable to figure since level five.”

The lockdown has led to many major companies retrenching staff, leaving thousands without jobs.

A video allegedly showing workers at a Mercedes-Benz plant holding a prayer service after being retrenched went viral on social media in the week.

It drew many reactions, including from actress Rami Chuene and musician Prince Kaybee.