Cassper Nyovest may have used his celebrity for all the wrong reasons. An opportunity came for the rapper to discourage illegal gatherings during lockdown, but he missed it.
Lockdown house parties trend on Level 3
The return of alcohol sales has brought unwelcomed challenges for law enforcement officials in Mzansi. While people are prohibited from drinking in public, the availability of booze has encouraged people to host gatherings at home.
Social media has been flooded with clips of illegally held house parties. In the Eastern Cape, partygoers were hauled into a police van after a residence was reported for hosting a house party.
Now, the punishment for those caught to be violating the lockdown regulations can vary. It can either be a slap on the wrist (a fine) or a lengthy prison sentence.
With regards to the latter, partygoers can face attempted murder charges if it’s determined that they had tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) and ignored the advice from health officials to self-quarantine.
Cassper Nyovest endorses video of illegal house party
The gravity of this infraction can’t be understated. Unfortunately, celebrities with great influence like Cassper Nyovest can’t see beyond their own egos.
A video clip showing a house party that was raging to the Cassper Nyovest’s latest single Amademoni surfaced online.
Instead of using this as a teachable moment, the rapper opted to endorse the video with a like.
The producer of the single Tweezy also chimed in with his support of what we had witnessed.
Neither of these two celebrities chose to be the person and use their influence to assist in efforts to fighting a deadly virus that spreads via person-to-person transmission.
Latest South Africa Covid-19 figures
According to the latest Covid-19 figures, the country is getting ready to batten down the hatches in preparation for a disastrous period.
So far, South Africa has recorded 45 973 Covid-19 infections and 952 deaths.
Maybe Nyovi and Tweezy would see things differently lives lost to Covid-19 weren’t just numbers on a board.