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YoungstaCPT speaks for the voiceless against violence

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Youngsta is known for his vocality on issues that is pressing. The artist shared with TshisaLIVE how he has taken up the duty of speaking on behalf of the voiceless who got their voices silenced due to oppression.

Recently, things went off balance in Westbury last week after a 45-year-old woman was shot and killed during a shoot out between three men. A 10-year-old girl was wounded in the incident. Residents vowed to shut down the area to mourn her death and called on government to deploy the army to clean up the drug-ridden area.

He said, “The Western Cape has the highest incidents of gang murders in the country. So my messages are nothing that hasn’t been said before, I am just trying to deliver it in a stylised way so people can listen. But at the same time, the message is very serious. The sad thing is, you will find that both the perpetrators and victims are coloured people.”

“This is a result of what happens when you try and silence the voice of angry young people. This is something that has been brewing for a long time in these communities. They have been feeling all these things inside and it has been building for all these years, now it is coming out.”

“At the end of the day what am I doing this for? I don’t have to make music videos in these places. I don’t have to speak out. I don’t have to go to schools. I don’t have to do fundraising for these communities. But I do because I am an independent artist and I’m in control of my own career.”

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