DJ Tira’s Stand On Durban Protests Draws Mixed Reactions

The music industry is among the hardest hit in South Africa. With the enforcement of lockdown measures and no shows, artistes – some of them so to speak – are hungry and angry with the government of Cyril Ramaphosa, one-time secretary-general of the National Union of Mineworkers during the apartheid era.

A day ago, hungry artistes poured into the streets protesting the locking down of the country that has deprived them of shows and money for sustenance.

DJ Tira, a respected voice in South African music and the head of the popular record label Afrotainment tweeted asking of the whereabouts of the president amidst the storm in Durban during which a teargas canister was tossed and several artistes arrested.

Apparently Twitter denizens were unimpressed by DJ Tira’s advocacy, and some of them shared clips of the protest stating that they didn’t see the muso, one of the richest musicians in the country, at the scene of the protest. Check out the clip below.

However, in response another Twitter user stated the muso was there after all. She shared an image of him, which you can check out below. It is alleged that DJ Tira fled when the police intervened.

Opinions on DJ Tira’s involvement – or not – in the Durban protest are still divided.

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