Xenophobia- South Africa faces more boycott by stars

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In the wake of the Xenophobic attacks against African nationals in South Africa, there has been a steady boycott of South African products and services by celebrities.

Tiwa Savage opened it up with a tweet registering her displeasure at the killings and then a statement declaring her intention to boycott her upcoming performance at the DSTV Delicious concert in SA this month.

Although the content conglomerate DSTV, responded by saying that safety is assured for everybody at the concert and no discrimination will be tolerated, we have no further clarity as regards Tiwa’s strong-worded stance on this issue.

Vector joined in, cancelling his tour that was previously intended to touch down in SA.

More recently, Comedian Basket Mouth has added his whisper to the growing dissent when he announced that he would no longer be attending the Comics Choice Award in SA.

In a reverse occurrence, SAs Mlindo the Vocalist has cancelled his planned concert in Zimbabwe, claiming that he fears for his life because he is a South African.

Burna Boy, slated to headline the Afropunk Jozi concert in December, also tweeted that he is never going to South Africa until there are changes.

Are there likely to be more boycotts by celebrities?
We’ll just have to wait and see.

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