2020 has not been a good year due to the rise of Covid_19 infections and many top events for the festive season have been cancelled including Mamelodi biggest crowd puller Dinho Cafe 26.
Dinho Cafe was one of few top music festivals for festive seasons in the past ten years as it drew thousand of people every 26 December to celebrate at Moretele Park in Mamelodi.
The event has attracted top artists across the country over the years including Cassper Nyovest, AKA and King Monada to bless the crowd with good music.
The annual showcase is organised by Mamelodi’s own son, Tiego Dinho Motau, who himself is a music DJ who started the event in his street and ended up filling up Moretele Park when the demand for more entertainment kept getting bigger.
In 2019 the event celebrated its 10 years in the game and attracted over 20 000 fans, which was the record attendance since its inception.
But 2020 has not been a good year for the world due to the rise in Covid_19 infections.
South African introduced the National lockdown as early as March 2019 to help curb the spread of the virus and in mid year the infections were controlled and many pubs and taverns were allowed to trade in alcohol and make events.
But in December 2020 the second wave of infections came in and Tshwane is one of top hotspots for the virus, which resulted in many big events to be cancelled including Dinho Cafe and All White Grand Party that was also scheduled to take place in December 26th.
Dinho Cafe released a statement confirming the cancellation of the popular annual event, which reads:
“Fellow South Africans, it is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Dinho Cafe music festival scheduled for December 26, 2020. This is due to the alarming rise of the Covid_19 infections in Gauteng and this cancellation will be instrumental in curbing the spread of the virus.”