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Simphiwe Dana takes aim at President Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa

Award-winning musician Simphiwe Dana has taken aim at President Cyril Ramaphosa for what she labelled “ignoring” artists and their cries for help during the Covid-19 pandemic.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

Simphiwe, who is not afraid to express her thoughts and often takes to social media to share how she feels politics in South Africa and the state of the nation, said she was unimpressed with the president’s supposed disinterest in the arts. I’m also quite unimpressed with how our president has ignored the arts during this pandemic.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

“But he will be ‘shocked’ when things completely fall apart in this sector,” wrote Simphiwe.
The “Uzokhala” hitmaker also went on to note the similarities between the art and political fields, emphasising that working in these fields means having more than just a job.

Simphiwe Dana


She voiced her concern that soon “men with big guns” may show up at our door if we disagree with our leaders.

“I worry that soon we won’t be able to disagree with our leadership without men with big guns showing up on our doorsteps and our own people cheering them on. I hope to God I’m wrong. This pandemic is exposing a lot of ish.

In other news – Connie Ferguson makes it to Forbes African Icons list

The South African actress is well respected, alongside her husband for their passion and contribution to the SA film industry.

Connie Ferguson

Speaking to Forbes Africa, Connie said her three biggest highlights have been playing the role of Karabo Moraka in Generations, playing Mavis in Rockville, and her current role as Harriet Khoza in The Queen. Learn more

Source: IOL