Song bird Zahara has lambasted haters who want to dictate to her how to live her life.
This after she posted her photo at an EFF rally over the weekend. Some of her followers were not impressed as they started criticising her for associating with the Red Berets.
Xola Nqola wrote: “No problem, we will just withdraw our support. We hope she will get maximum support from Julius and his minions.”
Thabo commented: “My sister, please get out of politics… That’s not your place. Pick up your guitar and rock the world. Please, please.”
Zahara hit back, saying she will not be dictated to.
She said that she has not benefitted from the relief fund for artists and went on to blast the ANC government.
In a Facebook post, she said: “LOL Being Zahara is hard shame… you not supposed to do anything for yourself but must always do what people want you to do. Where is the money for the relief fund? Who benefited? Artists were not working for the whole of 2020. What were we eating? Today, you have the liver to tell which gig I must not take or which one I should. Asoze, we all wanna put bread on the table. Thank you bye.”
In a follow-up post she said she has bills to pay.
“At the end of the day no one will pay for house bond or put food on the table for me. I’m not asking for permission or begging anyone, as long as it’s a paying job, then I’m in. Covid has starved me… Artists weren’t working for the whole of 2020 and this year we work here and there… where was the ruling party when we were hungry. They set up artist relief fund, which benefited their own friends. If you not their friends, you were not getting any. We’re taking every gig this year. We want to put food on the table. Even if DA comes and say we want you, you’ll see Zahara there. Time to please the ruling party is over,” she said.
Her fellow industry colleagues, including Betusile Mcinga, defended her and said she must go out there and work.
Siphokazi also defended her and said: “It’s work to her. After all, she is not a politician but a musician who can offer her services to the highest bidder. Let’s separate issues, bantase. She must go out there and work.”