Thandiswa Mazwai talks about the delusion, looting, fraud ,and instability that the country is experiencing

Thandiswa Mazwai talks about the delusion, looting, fraud, and instability that the country is experiencing

The struggle of SA artists during the Covid-19 pandemic continues, as many are left with no jobs and incomes.
Thandiswa Mazwai talks about the delusion, looting, fraud  ,and instability that the country is experiencing


On Tuesday, musician Thandiswa Mazwai applauded European countries for assisting certain SA jazz musicians with Covid-19 relief funds.

In a series of tweets, the Nizalwa Ngobani hitmaker said some European governments were paying jazz musicians a Covid-19 grant monthly, funding she and her band only received once in SA.

According to Thandiswa, she and her entire band and staff only received R20,000 from the Covid-19 relief fund. She said the cash helped them buy some groceries in April.

She expressed gratitude to countries willing to assist musicians during the pandemic, saying a minimum of those artists isn’t losing their minds worrying about money.

Thandiswa also took a swipe at the SA government for not doing enough for local artists, saying “imagine another government doing for us what home [SA] should do, rather than looting”.

In March last year, the minister of sports, arts, and culture Nathi Mthethwa announced an R150m relief fund to help artists, athletes, and technical personnel.

However, artists and entertainers still express their frustrations with the department after not receiving payments from the Covid-19 relief fund.

Other artists who have slammed the department within the past include Rami Chuene, Kelly Khumalo, AKA, Simphiwe Dana, and Nokuthula Mavuso.

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