Cape Town -House music DJ and businessman DJ Tira has taken to the Twitter streets in the wake of the state of the nation address (SONA) to ask President Cyril Ramaphosa to “open up the country”.
Tira’s call for the president to lessen the lockdown restrictions comes after growing calls from many entertainment industry artists and professionals who feel that the lockdown regulations are stifling their careers and putting away bread from their family’s mouths.
Dear @PresidencyZA 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/k50IvH67y9
— Makoya Bearings (@DJTira) February 10, 2022
“When is the country going to be open because us, as event organisers, we are only limited to hosting 2 000 people,” DJ Tira tweeted.
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The House music DJ feels that the president should open up the country “a little bit more to 5 000 or 10 000 people” for outdoor events, so that “we can generate more revenue and everybody can eat”.
“Please, please do something. We are dying of hunger,” he said.
Tira is the organiser of the lifestyle “Fact Durban Rocks” picnic event that gives opportunities to Durban’s finest young upcoming artists to perform and gain exposure in the entertainment industry.
“We are used to hosting like 20 000 people, 15 000 people. Please do something. It’s a cry,” he said.
Go and ask the Political Party you’ve been Campaigning for all these years 🚮🚮🙄
— Khaya (@Khaya55411582) February 10, 2022
If Rams is listening, or is a listening president he’ll probably tell you that they will set up a committee and get back to you!.. I’ve lost count of the number of committees his setup, still umzuzo wawo dololo, so khohlwa khehla..😂
— Kenny Nkomo (@kenny_nkomo) February 10, 2022
Why should we sympathize with celebs, because they are the first to fly the ANC flag during election campaigns
— Vanilla Sky 🇿🇦 (@MthekaMtho) February 10, 2022
Unite as artists. Kopano ke maatla. Lone voice has never been effective. CIC Malema has opened the channels for you. Engage EFF and draft your way forward.
— BorderlessWithBoundaries (@RickyMaja) February 10, 2022
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Picture: Facebook/ DJ Tira
Compiled by Odwa Shumi