Known for going on explosive rants on his Twitter timeline, this time AKA has made a startling statement – that he would no longer support the ANC. The Jika musician has maintained that he was a supporter of the ANC on his own terms and that his views were not paid for or endorsed by the government.
The Supa Mega tweeted his sentiments towards the ANC government after a trip over the weekend to the Zimbabwean capital of Harare, where he was due to perform at a music festival.
His SAA return flight was delayed for five hours, leaving him, his manager and his sound crew stranded at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport.
Avid ANC supporter throughout the years
AKA has been an avid supporter of the ANC throughout the years, appearing in campaigns, performing at rallies and concerts and more recently, backing the ANC in the national elections by doing a live video on social media with President Cyril Ramaphosa.
He also encouraged the public to vote because “this was our ANC”.
“I am ANC through and through but I need understanding and reassurance of what we stand for and where we are headed. Don’t be afraid to speak out … the ANC belongs to US. This is OUR ANC,” he said.
SAA ordeal the last straw for AKA
After his ordeal with SAA, he wrote that the country needs better options because state-owned enterprises were disappointing.
The rapper’s views of the ANC has grown increasingly negative over the year as in the build-up to the national elections he had admitted that he didn’t know why he was voting for the ANC.
“Honestly, this election … I’m going to VOTE ANC … but I don’t know why. I feel like many people feel that way.”
Though he has continued to support the ruling party, he hasn’t shied away from publicly blasting the political party, questioning what was being done about the lack of service delivery, mismanaged state utilities and poor leadership.
Fikile Mbalula weighs in on ‘way forward’
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula responded to AKA’s tweet, saying he understood his frustration and that they should engage on a way forward.