Tiwa Savage bemoans xenophobia as Zimbos #MuteMafikizolo

Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage

Award-winning Nigerian musician Tiwa Savage has bemoaned the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa and has since pulled out of the DStv International Food and Music Festival which is set to be held in Johannesburg.

Tiwa took to Twitter on Tuesday to express her anger towards the barbaric attacks on Nigerians, Zimbabweans and other foreign nationals living in South Africa.

She tweeted: “I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people in SA. This is sick. For this reason I will not be performing at the upcoming DStv delicious Festival in Johannesburg on the September 21. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this.”

Fellow Nigerian musician Burna Boy also expressed his anger towards the xenophobic attacks and said will not set foot in the southern African country before their government do something about it.

He tweeted: “But Today After watching the Killing of my people in South Africa the same way we have all watched it happen a few times in the past. FUCK ALL THAT! I personally have had my own xenophobic experiences at the hands of South Africans and because of that…”

In Zimbabwe social media influencers and commentators have since started the #MuteMafikizolo campaign urging people to boycott the Mafikizolo concert that is scheduled for HICC this coming weekend.

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Here are some of the comments made towards the #MuteMafikizolo campaign on social media;

People have also expressed mixed feelings over the #MuteMafikizolo campaign with others supporting the campaign and others saying that the concert should be used to unite the two countries and spread the message of anti-xenophopic attacks.

Follow the #MuteMafikizolo on Twitter and join the conversation. SAY NO TO XENOPHOBIA!!!

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