Ntsiki Mazwai. Picture: Instagram
Ntsiki Mazwai. Picture: Instagram

Mzansi reacts to Ntsiki Mazwai’s open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa

By Liam Karabo Joyce Time of article published Mar 30, 2020

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Controversial poet and singer Ntsiki Mazwai has hit out at President Cyril Ramaphosa in an open letter. 

In the lengthy letter Ntsiki had many choice words. She started off the letter by saying that the president did not take accountability for Marikana. 

"Here we are again at the same place. In a different way but it's the same lesson. You have a tendency of putting money ahead of your own people. 

"You have a tendency to appease the white master at the expense of your people. You will never be able to rationalize why you're a billionaire in such a poverty stricken country and we can't point to anything you have created. Mr president you are part of the capitalist problem that oppresses Africans on this continent."

The letter, which she posted on her website, went on to further say that ordinary South Africans can not afford to not work for 21 days. 

"Mr President you have now let loose an untrained army to go play power games in the townships. I am yet to see the army terrorize the elite in suburbia but it's Day 2 of the quarantine and I am already seeing videos of army personnel abusing black people. You said spaza's remain open but it doesn't seem to be the case.'

She ended off the letter by saying that she was not afraid of the coronavirus, "I am scared of the instability this period of hunger can create for our country."

The letter was met with mixed reactions:

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