Cassper Nyovest Leads SA's End SARS Movement

Maybe that will help make us realize we are one!

By  | Oct 10, 2020, 11:42 AM  | Cassper Nyovest  | Drama

Cassper Nyovest marks one of the few South African personalities that have used their public platforms to showcase their solidarity with the people in Nigeria by attempting to bring awareness on the matter of SARS.

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The Nigeria version of SARS, is not like our version of the South African Revenue Services where all there is to fear is your home being repossessed due to fail of paying your taxes; an experience that Cassper can relate to all too well. But this SARS is the abbreviation for the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, which was founded back in 1992. 
A brief history lesson; the formation of the Police Force unit stemmed from the Colonel in Nigerian being killed by a police officer.  Members of the army dispatched in search of the police officer responsible for the murder.  The search for the police officer scared other law enforcement because of fear they would be caught in the crossfire. The departure of police officers opened room for criminality, hence the initial creation of ex-military members creating SARS to curb the then raising crime rate because of an absence of law enforcement.

However, since 2012 SARS has since come into disrepute. This is as speculations and allegations of the force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department that is led by Deputy Inspector General of Police Anthony Ogbizi, has been linked to crimes like extortion, intimidation, kidnapping and violence against innocent citizens.
The matter seems to have come to a head as some of the biggest Nigerian artists have now used their platforms to raise awareness on the matter. Leading the charge are popular and internationally recognized superstar, WizKid. A man with a long standing relationship with Mufasa and other South Africa musicians.

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Instead of focusing on promoting his new project, β€œMade in Lagos,” the musician has channelled the attention he has received for the project to speak against the violence perpetrated on everyday citizens of the country he is making clear he loves.
Other artists that have used their platforms to highlight the injustices on the matter includes Davido and Tiwa Savage. We might be wrong, but Tiwa is so determined to raise the awareness needed to make a change in the country, that she attended the recent march held against the matter and her foot incurred  a blister as a result of walking for so long.
Knowing the tumultuous social media relationship the prevails between the two countries might he reason that not many South African personalities have publicly acknowledged the matter. But here are some of your other faves that have pledged their solidarity to have the reign of terror end in Nigeria. We are one!

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