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Zinhle Khumalo
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16 Apr 2015
4:53 pm

Nyovest determined to tour amid ‘xenophobic’ threats

Zinhle Khumalo

While some South African artists were reconsidering their scheduled tours outside the country, hip hop artist Cassper Nyovest on Thursday said he would not pull out.

Rapper Cassper Nyovest. File picture: Refilwe Modise

“This is making its rounds on social media in Zimbabwe and people are advising me to cancel my show in Bulawayo next week and I am not budging,” said Nyovest, in response to a Twitter post from his fans warning him against a possible attack when he visits Zimbabwe. The award-winning artist is scheduled to perform on Saturday next week.

“My Zimbabwean fans are gonna come to my show. We are one Africa therefore we will dance together. I will come perform for my brothers,” he said. However, Nyovest’s persistence to go to

Zimbabwe was not well received by all his fans as he had also received threats.

“What’s happening here at home is mad disgusting but I am coming to Zimbabwe. I will not live in fear to be in the hands of my brothers,” he replied to the threats.

The Tsholofelo artist said he would actually donate “all my proceeds for my show in Zimbabwe next week to Xenophobia Survivors”. Nyovest said he would go and perform for free.

Meanwhile, the Durban music trio Big Nuz was adamant they would cancel their tour to the country. “The event organiser have paid and everything is in order but I doubt the group will go,” Afrotainment boss DJ Tira told Daily Sun on Thursday.

“We are hesitant to go because of the violence against foreigners. We are speaking to event organisers to either postpone or cancel the event for now.”

Cassper also tweeted:

He also tweeted to his Zimbabwean fans in Shona. In the first tweet he says:

(People of Zimbabwe don’t cry, God will help and take care of everything. Things will be alright.We are all Africans.)

In the second tweet he says:

(I’m also praying about what is happening. You must know that Cassper loves you all.)