ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE HEART OF TRUST
Article by Emma Clayfield
Well known and loved Celebrity, Entertainer and Business Woman Zodwa Wabantu has a message for fellow South Africans in light of the current invisible warfare that has struck the globe, being that of the Covid -19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
Amidst the lockdown period imposed on the country as announced on March 23 2020, by president Cyril Ramaphosa celebrity and influencer Zodwa Libram known as Zodwa Wabantu has sent a heartfelt message pleading with fellow South Africans to take the outbreak of the Coronavirus serious and protect themselves against it by staying at home, under the #Stayhome.
Irrespective of the implications that the lockdown has on the entertainment industry and how this has meant a loss of income for many entertainers who rely on the industry for income, celebrities such as Zodwa Wabantu have taken it upon themselves to understand and educate fellow citizens on the severity and impact that the virus has on the country.
As of 28 March 2020 South Africa has announced that it is currently sitting at 1187 confirmed Covid -19 positive cases with 1 confirmed death and not 2 as initially announced.
Celebrities such as Somizi Mlhongo and many others have turned to their social media pages as a medium of communication, not only with their followers or the public but have utilised this as an opportunity to communicate and send messages to the President, Ministers and Government at large about the seriousness of the pandemic and laws put into place to protect the people of South Africa against the virus.
Our article titled “SA Entertainment Industry Goes Digital Amidst Lockdown” goes into depth about the effects of the lockdown on the entertainment industry and what this means for many people and their source of income or as popularly referred to by industry “The Bag”.
Tough times reign over South Africa’s entertainment industry as it attempts to thrive during the nationwide lockdown. In an attempt to encourage citizens to stay at home, Mzansi’s artists came together to create an online event dubbed #QuarantineOnlineParty which has now given birth to The #LockdownHouseParty on Channel O.
Celebrity and entertainer DJ Shimza, together with his friends have introduced a new and innovative method of revenue generation for the entertainment industry. Read more as we uncover how this gig has become a crowd favourite across the country.
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