By Tamlyn Canham
There are just a few hours left for South Africans to register to vote for the local government elections and Shimza has an important public service announcement for his fans.
The DJ has urged his followers to make sure they are on the voter’s roll.
“Funny thing is that young people in SA think by not voting Ba laya someone else, yes we are all frustrated but not voting is not an option! Vote for who you feel will best serve you and your country. We need to vote, this is no joke,” he tweeted.
Funny thing is that young people in SA think by not voting Ba laya someone else, yes we are all frustrated but not voting is not an option! Vote for who you feel will best server you and your country. We need to vote, this is no joke.
— SHIMZA (@Shimza01) September 18, 2021
One Twitter user questioned why the ‘Congo Congo’ hitmaker made the post.
“Hay nawe marn, have you ever been this loud about the lack of service delivery, corruption allegations?”
But Shimza wasted no time clapping back.
“I have no obligation to talk about things I don’t want to talk about, I’ll tweet about what I want to tweet about, if you don’t like that then don’t read my tweets, simple,” he replied.
Those who have not registered for the November 1 elections have until midnight to do so. Close to 700,000 people registered to vote this past weekend.
Shimza on Tour
When he is not encouraging the masses to vote, Shimza is touring the world. He was recently in Germany for the premiere for the documentary, ‘Above and Beyond – The global rise of Afro house’.
Shimza, who features in the documentary, also performed at the afterparty.
“Being part of this means a lot to me. I share my journey of the movement amongst people l look up to and me sharing my part of how the sound is moving from South Africa to the world. S/O to the @risebln team, the trailer looks amazing and I can’t wait to see the whole thing,” he wrote on Instagram.
Shimza was also in Portugal last month as part of his tour. He also recorded his live set, ‘KUNYE’. on a boat in the country.
“Always thinking out the box,” he wrote on Twitter.
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