Xenophobia: Tiwa Savage pulls out of DSTV Delicious Festival

Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage has decided to withdraw from the upcoming DSTV Delicious Festival following the ongoing xenophobic violence in Johannesburg.

The festival is due to take place at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand on 21 and 22 September 2019.

In her tweet, published on Wednesday, Tiwa wrote: “I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people in SA. This is SICK. For this reason, I will NOT be performing at the upcoming DSTV delicious Festival in Johannesburg on 21 September. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this.”

Tiwa’s tweet relates to a wave xenophobic violence in Alexandra followed similar attacks on mostly immigrant-owned shops across Johannesburg.

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The attacks started in Jeppestown on Sunday and had spread to Alexandra, Tembisa, Germiston, Kempton Park, Coronation Park, Turffontein and Malvern by Tuesday.

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