Political party E.F.F (Economic Freedom Fighters), has called out local celebrities to stay away from ANN7’s SATY (South African of The Year Awards).
This comes after ANN7 announced Jeniffer Lopez as their second International act to perform at their SATY ceremony alongside Robin Thicke.
The EFF released a statement asking local celebrities to not attend or support the event.
The statement reads:
"The EFF notes that the criminal syndicate of the Guptas are still trying to legitimise their criminal activities in South Africa by hosting a seemingly innocent award ceremony celebrating achieved South Africans. We believe this criminal syndicate has no moral ground on which to host such an event when on the other hand they're stealing billions from the coffers of the country."
The political party called a few celebrities by name to show leadership in their request to boycott the awards.
“We call on Bonang Matheba‚ Somizi Mhlongo‚ Robert Marawa‚ Big Nuz and many others to show leadership in a time when the arts and culture space is lacking it and symbolically withdraw their participation from this criminal event."