DJ and businessman Shimza, real name Ashley Raphala has been accused of benefiting from political connections, including allegations of tender benefits from the Department of Tourism!
“Shimza (Ashley Raphala) has been benefitting from political connections for years. He called me a moerskont but I don’t moerskont on taxpayer’s money. Khusela Diko was fired for allowing her husband to win PPE tenders and he later died of COVID19 complications. Athi’s boy toy will cost her!” alleges Kwesta’s former business ally, Nota Baloyi.
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In his response, Shimza (Ashley Raphala) says: “Fix your heart brother, you are a very toxic human being.”
Nota Baloyi continued to say that Shimza does not even have one hit song.
“Shimza (Ashely Raphala) doesn’t even have one hit song. Since when is the shit hole Tembisa a tourist attraction? When I visit my family there I have to risk bursting my tires in potholes. The crime in Tembisa is a tourist deterrent. Shimza should’ve thought of this before calling me a MOESKONT!” says Nota Baloyi.
It is also alleged that Shimza’s Hang Awt Restaurant got a cook-off gig from the Tourism Department through the connections of his girlfriend (Presidency Spokesperson) Athi Geleba. (See event poster below).
In defending the tender corruption allegations, Shimza (Ashley Raphala) says: “This is the department of tourism’s program, ask them what the process was, we were asked for a venue and we agreed. There’s really nothing more here.”
“You’re (Ashley Raphala) busy enjoying taxpayer’s money and I’m toxic one? Tembisa has sewage running in the streets and you are calling me toxic but doing nothing to get your political connections to address that? You are corrupt to the core you sell out. Shame on you. Eating while people suffer!” alleges Nota Baloyi.
In responding to other tweeps who questioned Shimza’s tender, he says: “It’s always corruption there, not here and it will always be like that. Le wena (yourself), fix your heart and if it answers you want, ask the department of tourism, they asked for a venue and we agreed, full stop. No amount of finger-pointing will make your statement true.”
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