Busiswa tells DA to attend to Khayelitsha fire & stop 'harassing' Floyd Shivambu
Musician Busiswa has slammed the Democratic Alliance (DA) for "trying too hard" over accusations that EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu benefited from money being taken from VBS bank, telling the party to instead focus on a response to the Khayelitsha fire happening in the province they govern.
Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service divisional commander Edward Bosch told TimesLIVE that one person was killed and more than 1‚000 shacks were destroyed in a fire early on Saturday in Khayelitsha‚ Cape Town. More than 4‚000 people were thought to have lost their homes in the blaze.
The DA took to Twitter as rescue and relief efforts continued in the area to post about Shivambu and demanded that he and the EFF #PayBackTheMoney.
The party last week received confirmation that parliament’s joint committee on ethics and members’ interests would be launching a probe into Shivambu over payments he allegedly received via his brother.
Busiswa was watching and took to her own page to slam the party.
You're trying too hard. The report implicated his brother. Rather go to Khayelitsha & let us know what you've done there after 10 days, if you care about the poor. Its a DA-led municipality so we you can really show up & make us believe you could genuinely want to make a change. https://t.co/c6JKBRG6vN— #HighlyFlavoured (@busiswaah) October 21, 2018
The singer was challenged by some on social media, who pointed out that the ward in which the fire took place was run by the ANC in the Western Cape.
Busiswa hit back at one critic and said the party should care about the people under their watch instead of "exaggerating character assassinations".
Municipality (theirs)still has immensely more power to mobilise & assist than a ward counsellor. Balanda ezikude nabo, why the hell are they quiet & unmoved? They need to ALL get together & DO SOMETHING. BONKE.— #HighlyFlavoured (@busiswaah) October 21, 2018
U'r assuming I'm ignorant & feel a need to expose me to your intellegence.Thanks but its a crisis happening right now that they need to attend2,people are suffering under their noses& all they care about is exaggerating character assassinations.Its a chance for them to keep it 💯— #HighlyFlavoured (@busiswaah) October 21, 2018
So ward councillors report to national departments??? They must leave municipalities out of this??? You are trying to be smart but this not the time. Kuhlwile.— #HighlyFlavoured (@busiswaah) October 21, 2018