French Kiss hitmaker DBN Gogo has come under attack on Twitter for questioning why the South African government chose to shut down only grooves and the sale of alcohol, instead of imposing a total lockdown.
As Covid-19 cases continued to soar, last week President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the decision that the SA Govt has placed the country on level 3 lockdown with stricter restrictions.
Since then, and as the number of COVID-10 infections increases daily, conversations around the virus have dominated social media.
DBN Gogo took to Twitter to question why groove had been shut down and not other social gatherings.
“Why couldn’t the entire country be on pause and not just booze and the jol” – Tweeted DBN Gogo.
According to the Thokoza Cafe artist, her question was simple and required just a simple answer.
““It’s a simple question. If social gatherings are the issue, why have they not all been closed? When groove and alcohol were shut. Why wasn’t it all shut?,” asked DBN Gogo.”
So why didn’t they close all of them? https://t.co/nZO55wjE5X— uMaka Mah 👵🏽 (@DBNGOGO) January 6, 2021
It wasn’t long before it led into a full on conversation with the user explaining how the groove and alcohol make the spread of he diseases easier. However, the star was not willing to compromise on her position, lambasting the government, adding that it was not truly dealing with the issues head-on.
“But was the first lockdown not implemented to prepare for worst-case scenario? That’s literally why we shut down hard and early. My problem is gov not actually dealing with this. But finding scapegoats,” she tweeted.
As the conversation dragged on, some fans rallied and supported DBN Gogo but the majority were quick to drag her onto hot coal for her comments.
Check out some of the tweets below.
I don’t think going to KFC is the same as attending groove.— Bubbles (@uzu_zole) January 6, 2021
Gogo, it’s not just groove that’s being blamed. It is said to be one of the super spreaders. One of. Church gatherings and funerals are also events that have been identified. When you drink alcohol you tend to want to socialise and govvy is trying to limit everyone’s movement.— Poseidon* (@The_Mookzilla) January 6, 2021
Ma’am the introduction of the 9 PM curfew was an attenpt at this. Bars and alcohol being closed was an attempt at this. Parks, beaches AND ALL places were people gather being closed was an attempt at this. What exactly are you on about??— Xolisa (@TheAxiom) January 6, 2021