Simphiwe Dana takes aim at President Cyril Ramaphosa

Simphiwe Dana takes aim at President Cyril Ramaphosa


Award-winning musician Simphiwe Dana has taken aim at President Cyril Ramaphosa for what she labelled “ignoring” artists and their cries for help during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Simphiwe, who isn’t afraid to precise her thoughts and sometimes takes to social media to share how she feels politics in South Africa and therefore the state of the state , said she was unimpressed with the president’s supposed disinterest within the arts. I’m also quite unimpressed with how our president has ignored the humanities during this pandemic.

“But he are going to be ‘shocked’ when things completely disintegrate during this sector,” wrote Simphiwe.
The “Uzokhala” hitmaker also went on to notice the similarities between the art and political fields, emphasising that working in these fields means having quite just employment .

She voiced her concern that soon “men with big guns” may show up at our door if we afflict our leaders.


“I worry that soon we won’t be ready to afflict our leadership without men with big guns exposure on our doorsteps and our own people cheering them on. I hope to God I’m wrong. This pandemic is exposing tons of ish.