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Thandiswa Mazwai asks police to enforce lockdown with dignity

Thandiswa Mazwai

As South Africans brace themselves for the next 21 days of lockdown, songstress and activist Thandiswa Mazwai has expressed her hope that the constitution is not abused during this time.

Thandiswa Mazwai

Thandiswa took to Twitter to plead with minister of police Bheki Cele to ensure that police and South African National Defence Force (SANDF) are briefed properly to understand that citizens have only allowed the suspension of some of their rights for the greater good. She asked that they handle their duties with the dignity the situation requires.

Thandiswa Mazwai

“Please, Bheki Cele, it is important to be clear that the army and police are called on to protect civilians and enforce the shutdown with dignity. We have momentarily let go of our rights but only allowed their suspension for the greater good


The musician has been one of the most vocal celebs since the coronavirus pandemic reached South African shores earlier this month.

She has used her voice and platform not only to speak out against certain actions by South Africans, like panic buying, but also how government has handled the situation so far.

Thandiswa also asked SAMPRA to do its part in ensuring that artists don’t starve.

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Most parents usually have endearing nicknames for their children and DJ Zinhle also had one, which was given to by her late father. DJ Zinhle has always spoken highly of her father. She once opened up about the close relationship that she shared with her late father, while growing up in Danhausser, Kwa Zulu Natal.

DJ Zinhle

The Umlilo hit-maker has a tattoo in his honour and the emotional song by Luther Vandross, ‘Dance With My Father’, reminds her of their relationship as father and daughter, during his waking life. Read more

Source: Timeslive