• Breaking News

    Tuesday, 14 April 2015

    ZIMBABWEANS call for the boycott of South African artists over xenophobia.

    ZIMBABWEANS, angered by Xenophobic attacks in South Africa aimed mostly at foreigners of African origin in that country, are pushing for a boycott of arts events featuring South African artistes.

    According to media reports thousands of foreigners have fled their homes seeking sanctuary at police stations fearing attacks from angry South Africans.

    Several people have been killed, with over 2000 displaced while shops owned by foreigners have been looted.
    Xenophobia
    The spate of attacks especially in Durban follow reports that Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini ordered foreigners to "pack their bags and go home."

    Several high profile South African will be performing in Zimbabwe in the coming weeks.

    In Bulawayo, House Music outfit, Big Nuz, who hail from Durban will be performing at the Bulawayo Amphitheatre on April 17.

    The following week, chart topping Cassper Nyovest is billed to perform at Hartsfield Rugby Ground.

    In Harare, Pop outfit Beatenberg will be performing at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA), which kicks off on April 28 and runs until May 2.

    Other South Africans billed to perform at the high profile festival are The Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic String Quartet.

    Zimbabweans, who have been expressing their disgust at the xenophobic attacks, took it a notch higher, calling for locals to boycott any show featuring South African artists.

    "Why should you support Durban artists (Big Nuz) in Bulawayo when abantwabenu (your children) are burnt like this? Worse off on our Independence," read one message which is being circulated on Whatsapp messaging platform.

    Another message which has gone viral on social media platform reads: "With all these killings in Durban we Zimbabweans will be fools to attend any show from a South African artist whilst their kinsmen are burning our brothers. Whats your take on this chaps?"

    Celebrated Harare-based filmmaker, Obrian Mudyiwenyama, also posted a similar message on his Facebook page.

    "South Africans are busy killing our brothers and sister, burning them alive and we are busy promoting their artists here. . . . . . im disgusted (sic)," he wrote.

    Twitter user, @Mvelase707 also came out in support of the planned boycotts.

    "Noble Idea. why give them our money when they kill our relatives (sic)," he tweeted


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