DJ Tira is calling on the president to open up the country a little bit so that artists and event organisers can make a revenue from concerts. The Gqom hitmaker who is promoting his “Fact Durban Rocks” concert took to Twitter to call on the president to change a few restrictions made due to COVID-19.
According to him, concerts these days can only hold up to 2000 people. He further argued that it is basically “1500 people, because you’ve still got artists, suppliers, promo girl, everybody who works at the event you can’t charge.”
Tira reminded the Ramaphosa that events are used to hosting up to 20000, and also called on him to recall who he is and help out. He pleaded “Please, please do something. We are dying of hunger. Can we open the country a little bit more, maybe 5 000 or 10 000 people, so that we can generate more revenue and everybody can eat? Please do something. It’s a cry,”