Promoter clarifies position on Casspera��s a�?freea�� show

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Despite rapper Cassper Nyovest having pledgedA� a free show, fans will still have to pay to see the South African superstar live in action on Saturday night at Hartsfield Rugby Grounds.The showa��s promoter, Kudzai a�?DNosha�? Matongo, said fans coming to see the Doc Shebeleza hit-maker in his first ever outing in the City of Kings should not confuse the rappera��s pledge to perform for free, as a way of saying that they could get into the show free of charge.

a�?Cassper is donating his own proceeds from the show towards those affected by xenophobia but the people comingA�A� still have to pay. We have other expenses and so everything else remains the same,a�? he said.

DNosh also revealed that the showa��s stage and sound system had been donated by Anderson Mamimine of the Anderson Save Humanity Project, who had been touched by Cassper Nyovesta��s spirited efforts to combat xenophobia.

In an interview Mamimine, a humanitarian, said his gesture was a sign of solidarity with Cassper, who had repeatedly voiced his displeasure with the xenophobic attacks in his own country in the last fortnight.

a�?I realised that Cassper did not have a lot of support while he was saying we are all Africans. So this is my way of reducing the human suffering and showing the spirit of oneness,a�? he said.

In a video released earlier this week on social networks, Nyovest, who has defied calls for him to not to stage the show for his own safety, confirmed he would do gig. He also took the opportunity to take a swipe at those still perpetrating xenopho-bia in his country.

a�?Come and celebrate African music with us and also come and join the fight against xenophobia as I will be donating the proceeds from the show to xenophobia survivors,a�? he said.