Shimza hosted a flea market at his Tembisa-based restaurant, The Hang Awt, on Youth Day to highlight Black-owned businesses amid the Tourism Department tender debacle.
Shimza took to Twitter on Wednesday, 16 June 2021, to share what he did to give back on Youth Day. The producer-turned-businessman aimed to highlight local Black-owned businesses by hosting a flea market. The market was hosted on the premises of his Tembisa-based restaurant and car wash, The Hang Awt.
The restaurant and Shimza have been under a lot of scrutiny of late. This comes after the Department of Tourism hosted a celebrity cook-off at his restaurant in May 2021. The aim was detailed as encouraging tourism in Tembisa, but public consensus argued that the tender highlighted corruption and the fact that some respected media personalities are also implicit in the irregular actions of the state.
Moreover, Shimza steered away from social media on the day, particularly Twitter. Thereafter, the question of his fame was questioned, primarily by Ntsiki Mazwai. The controversial Twitter commentator questioned why Shimza is so well respected, despite not having a notable hit single. However, it was highlighted that Shimza’s popularity is due to his impeccable deejaying ability and not his single releases.
See the post below.
— SHIMZA (@Shimza01) June 16, 2021