Ntsiki Mazwai’s Open Letter To Makhadzi

Ntsiki Mazwai’s Open Letter To Makhadzi


Ntsiki Mazwai’s Open Letter To Makhadzi

Limpopo native Makhadzi recently landed herself in hot soup after sharing a picture of her wearing an ANC-inspired dress. Tweeps slammed her for supporting the ruling party and said she is being used by the party to mobilize the masses to vote for the ANC in the upcoming local government elections.

Controversial poet Ntsiki Mazwai has taken to her Facebook account to pen a lengthy open letter to the Matorokisi hitmaker.

In her letter, Ntsiki starts off by singing Makhadzi’s praises for her taking the South African music industry by storm with her electric dance moves and a magical voice to match.

” l want to tell you what a brilliant talent you are. How we have watched your energy sweep over this nation without provocation. How you have set the country alight during probably the most difficult time of our Era. Your fresh and youthful energy has literally drugged the masses of this country. Sisi, you hold a lot of power right now,” she said.

Ntsiki stated that she does believe that artists do have the power to “use their voices and platforms to push forward the agenda of the people, but she simply thinks Makhadzi does not deserve to be associated with any of the political parties as she has worked hard to build her brand.

When Mkhadzi got dragged for being invited to meet the president and shared a picture of her in a dress that resembled the colors of the ruling party, many condemned the backlash and said even Brenda Fassie she was once an ANC supporter and wore an ANC regalia when meeting the late former SA president Nelson Mandela.

Ntsiki says times have changed now. She says when Brenda wore the ANC colors they represented something powerful but now the ANC allegedly represents poverty.

” You are too powerful to cheapen your brand by aligning it with the Phoenix massacre and the burning of food looted by the poor. You are too powerful to involve yourself in the power plays of old men hanging onto expired power.

Unlike Brenda Fassie, who wore the ANC colors at the dawn of democracy… We had never had a black president before. So when Brenda Fassie put on those colors they represented something powerful. The only thing ANC represents right now is poverty, corruption, and elitism. Are you sure you want to pick sides so early in your career? ANC used to be a liberation movement, but what has it become today?

She says Makhadzi is ” now being used to mobilize the people with a brand you built from pure creative energy.”

“I agree it’s very exciting to get a call from the president, and I can assure you ANC was going to post you. By posting before them, you gave them the power and you influenced your people towards them. Yazi, you could have been that girl who just posted a ‘thank you for inviting me’ replying to THEIR tweet. That way you would have retained your power and taken the money. Doing a social media post for them benefitted them more than it benefited you.”

In ending, she advised her to guard her integrity and influence.” My advice to you is to guard your integrity and influence with your life, don’t allow your beautiful gift to be used to sanitize politicians, that’s not your role. The politicians must compete in service delivery and stop trying to ride your wave for relevance. Sister, you matter right now, in your freedom of association please remember that your fan base spreads across the t-shirts. When you choose a color you alienate the others.