“I call on all of us, one and all, to play our role as South Africans; to be courageous, to be patient and, above all, to show solidarity” President Cyril Ramaphosa mentioned on Monday evening during his State Of Disaster announcement. All South Africans to be on lockdown from Thursday midnight until the midnight of April 16th, to help reduce the spread of the corona virus.
These are some of the musicians who have spoken out and stand with President Cyril Ramaphosa to help contain the spread of this disease. They understand the precautions are necessary and some do encourage others to comply as we all fight this virus. This is what South African musicians had to say;
I don’t think we all could ever imagine We’ll experience this Global pandemic in our lifetime! While I fully support @PresidencyZA Critical decision to #LockdownSA for 3 weeks! Are there any plans made for the homeless ,the elederly and financially vulnerable ? #CoronavirusInSA— TRESOR RIZIKI (@tresorofficial) March 24, 2020
Music unites, music heals, music will have to keep us company in our homes in these rough times!— SHIMZA (@Shimza01) March 23, 2020
So we are here... 21 days #LockDownSouthAfrica I believe we will win against Corona. Let’s all play our part. Love you family.— Dr Tumi (@DrTumisang) March 23, 2020
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I’d like to call on all SA radio stations to play strictly local artists during this lockdown. Not just the “BIG” artists but the artists who have created quality material and still didn’t get playlisted. SA artists need your help beyond this difficult period and you have the ability to provide some form of royalty income for artists when Covid-19 subsides. By doing this you will also be showing solidarity with your fellow South Africans. Please share far and wide. #proudlysouthafrican #proudlysouthafrican???????? #covid19southafrica #southafricanmusic #southafricanmusician #independentartist
After the President's speech tonight we would like to postpone the release of the #Mpambane song this Friday. We would like to put to a halt everything we had planned.— #Mpambane (@djsbu) March 23, 2020
May everyone stay safe and keep clean. Look after yourselves guys we are in a crisis. May God be with us all.