SA’s Popular musician and activist Simphiwe Dana has had to defend her work as a gender activist after detractors questioned her recent work both as one of the performers at an Albertina Sisulu tribute event and as a famous face in support of Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso’s victims during the ongoing trial in PE.
At the PE high court to support Omotoso’s victims. Courtesy of the Department of Women pic.twitter.com/cNCVAxnEBc
— Firebrand (@simphiwedana) October 22, 2018
Dana, who travelled to court as part of a delegation in Bathabile Dlamini’s department, tweeted that her trip was “courtesy of the Department of Women” and this left many wondering how much her activism “was costing the taxpayer.”
This is wasteful and fruitless expenditure of taxpayers money…they should provide actual support to the victim not flying celebs around to attend trial to show support. It’s a miss for me….
— Siphokazi Menta (@sporomenta) October 22, 2018