DJ Black Coffee talks to CNN about the current unrest SA is facing

DJ Black Coffee talks to CNN about the current unrest SA is facing

The DJ and music producer believes South Africa will fix its problems and become a stronger nation. 

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South Africa has been dealing with violence and looting for the past week. This has resulted in the loss of more than 200 lives.

South African-born music star, DJ Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, says some of the problems the country is facing is as a result of citizens not having ownership to the biggest infrastructures that are in their communities. 

Poverty is a big concern in the country and Coffee says many African countries gives businesses to "outsiders" instead of giving it to its own citizens.

He said that although those countries come with experience and the know-how, giving them business "limits chances for our own people".

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Coffee says the first step to fixing the problem is to allow ordinary citizens to be in charge of the contracts and infrastructure. 

"Allow people in the communities to be in charge of their communities - in the infrastructure, the contracts, in everything that happens around, and then they will defend, they will make sure it prospers," said Coffee.

"At the moment people don't feel like they destroying their own. They feel like they are destroying what's been there and what's not theirs. Even though somehow it benefits them," he said.

The multi-award-winning international star said he is still hopeful things will be fixed. 

"I'm hoping we are going to fix things and eventually become a strong nation," he said.

Watch the full interview below. 

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Image courtesy of Instagram/ @realblackcoffee

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