Artist TNS (PHOTO: TNS/INSTAGRAM)
Celebrities are not exempt from following the lockdown
regulations.Like other citizens, they’re forced to follow the rules of wearing masks,
washing their hands regularly and staying home during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The department of health recommends that everyone wear cloth masks when in
public, however N95 surgical masks are
reserved only for healthcare workers.
A Twitter user recently took to social media to expose producer
and vocalist Nkazimulo “TNS” Ngema after she claims to have spotted him at a mall
refusing to wear his mask.“Just saw that TNS guy refusing to wear a mask at the mall,” the social-media
“He was even
insulting securities just because they ask him nicely to wear a mask before
going into the store. We’re all wearing masks but yena [he] he thought
he was special lol, they chased him away [sic].”
TNS tells Move! the claims are false.
“I really don’t know what people want from me. Maybe she saw someone who looks
like me. But I don’t even go to the mall,” he says.“My baby mama and I have over five masks each at home. Why would I want to
contract coronavirus? It doesn’t make sense,” he adds.
In the short time he has been in the entertainment industry,
TNS has had a handful of conflicts with fellow musicians.
His beef with Prince Kaybee over music rights and ownership has since been
resolved. Recently, DJ Tira was accused by fans of trying to sabotage the
father of one’s music career due to jealousy. But TNS says “haters can talk all
they want” he just wants to focus on the music.