Prince Kaybee’s concert at Motswako Car Wash was abruptly cut short when a clash erupted between protesters and the police, with protesters throwing stones at the police and the police responding with tear gas and rubber bullets.
Prince Kaybee, who was already on stage at the time, was immediately whisked off to safety, thanks to the agile interventions of Bangi Msikinya, his brand manager, and a close friend.
The protests have erupted sporadically in the past few days and have nothing to do with the concert. Residents were rather protesting increase in electricity tariffs and the reluctance of the officials of the Sol Plaatje municipality to step down.
As a result, the municipality has also been plagued by strikes.
Police spokesperson Colonel Mashay Gamieldien told Times LIVE: “There have been disruptions in some areas such as Galeshewe, where residents were not allowed to come out of the area, but there have been no major incidents reported.”
He wrote: “Thank you for risking your life and protecting me at Motswako Car Wash @brianmo22 even when the cops threw teargas on stage you and @bangi_yes made sure I’m good. And to all the people in Kimberly that are on strike, I hope your issues get resolved.”
Speaking to journalists after the incident, Pogisho Mompati, the owner of the venue, said of Prince Kaybee: “He was not hurt. He was just a bit shaken but fine. We secured the whole area.”
It is not in doubt that Prince Kaybee, who once confessed in an interview with DJ Fresh to having a rebellious streak as a child surely understands what it is like for the people to rebel against the municipal authority, which led to him not holding the show at Motswako Car Wash.
After the incident, goodwill messages poured in Prince Kaybee’s timelines across social media, with many saying they were happy he was safe.
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