Stakeholders in Zambia's music industry are taking the xenophobic attacks in South Africa personally.
A Zambian Disc Jockey popularly called Hero DJ was beaten to pulp and given a horror facial transformation after playing a South African music in a Nightclub. This comes at a time when emotions are still raging over recent xenophobic attacks on foreigners living in the rainbow nation.
One social music user broke the story with the caption: “Zambian DJ Hero gains weight in seconds after playing South African music in Club on the a Copperbelt #StopXenophobia.”
Earlier in the week, some Zambian key industry players announced that all South African music would be seized henceforth from getting played on their airwaves till further notice.
A Zambian national in Germiston sustained life-threatening injuries on Monday after being stabbed in the forehead by a group of unknown people.
"Daniel Lupiya, 33, was attacked on his way home after dropping his niece at one of the schools in the area. According to the information availed to the Zambian mission in Pretoria, Mr. Lupiya was brutally attacked after a group of unknown people greeted him in the local dialect but [he] could not respond," Nyawali said.
"He was then brutally stabbed and left for dead but was rushed to Gemiston Hospital where he was attended to. His condition has been described as stable. The assailants motive for his brutal attack has not yet been fully established but it is suspected that he was attacked because of the current wave of violent attacks against foreigners in South Africa."
The decision of the key stakeholders is therefore borne out of the recent Xenophobic attacks launched on Nigerians and other foreign citizens based in South Africa and the perceived indifference of SA government to bring perpetrators to book.
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