On friday South Africans received sad news about their favourite rapper – AKA, who confirmed to the media that he tested positive for covid-19. The news came two days after his child's birthday.
"In an attempt to create awareness around the virus and to caution citizens to be careful in their daily interactions with others, AKA has chosen to make his results public" read the statement.
The rappers news comes after a number of celebrities have come public with their statuses. Zola Hashtsi and Mshoza being amongst those who have confidently came out.
The artiste’s management released a statement that AKA shared on his Twitter page that said it was his way to raise awareness about the pandemic.
“In an attempt to create awareness around the virus and to caution citizens to be more careful in their daily interactions with others, AKA has chosen to make his results public,” read the statement.
The statement said he has been taking all the precautionary measures to prevent being infected.
Many concerned fans on social well wished a speedy recovery for their favourite rapper.
However amongst the celebrities who came out with their statuses AKA is a different case. The rapper also announced on Twitter that he had been paid R55 million to come out with his status. The rapper said he was paid by the World Health Organization.
Ok, sigh … I can’t keep it up any longer … it’s true … I have been paid …. 55 MILLION RAND to go public with my status by the WHO. 💔
— AKA (@akaworldwide) July 10, 2020
While others were touched by the rappers status and were naturally concerned, some believed this is a government consipracy to push their propaganda. Twitter users posted their distrust of the news.