Eugene Mthethwa Speaks at Mjokes' Funeral, Disrupts Gauteng MEC's Speech

Eugene Mthethwa Speaks at Mjokes' Funeral, Disrupts Gauteng MEC's Speech

- Eugene Mthethwa had to be calmed down after he spoke out of turn at Mjokes' funeral at the weekend

- The Trompies member tried to stop Gauteng MEC Mbali Hlophe from speaking during the late singer's funeral

- Eugene suggested that government officials only come to artists' funerals but they do not care about them when they are alive

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Trompies member Eugene Mthethwa reportedly disrupted Mjokes' funeral at the weekend. Eugene tried to stop Gauteng MEC, Mbali Hlophe, from speaking.

The Kwaito star started singing Sweety Lavo when the MEC got to the podium. According to reports, Eugene tried to prevent the MEC from addressing mourners at the funeral attended by entertainment industry heavyweights.

Eugene Mthethwa Speaks at Mjokes' Funeral, Disrupts Gauteng MEC's Speech
Eugene Mthethwa spoke at Mjokes' funeral. Image: @eugene.mthethwa
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ZAlebs reports that Eugene told the MEC that government officials only know artists when they are dead. The Daily Sun reports that Eugene said he would only allow Fikile Mbalula to speak on behalf of government because he knew Mjokes. The singer said:

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"I will allow Fikile Mbalula to speak on behalf of the government as he knew Mjokes but the MEC doesn't know us."

Social media users shared mixed reactions to Eugene's behaviour at the funeral of fellow Trompies member, Mjokes. Check out some of their comments below:

@MtutuFromMzansi wrote:

"He was working in the presidency during Zuma's tenure. Why didn't he raise all these things then."

@WEbhayi said:

"Didn't Eugene Mthethwa hold high office in Government? I'm interested to know the role he played there than seeing him making unnecessary noise at a funeral."

@SweetToffolux commented:

"But he's the last to speak loyo, he's been benefiting from the gravy train for far too and now taps have dried up he shouts the loudest. He's a populist of note that one."

@AndiMakinana said:

"They shouldn’t have stopped him."

@Tresley commented:

"This guy is a ANC die-hard, at least the veil in his eyes is removed."

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@Mosito987 said:

"The gravy train has left him behind, he's bitter."

@TimGift3 added:

"He has been outspoken and ignored, there is no perfect moment and Mjokes in his final sleep would have supported Eugene. The ANC come there to campaign indirectly. When Eugene staged a sit-in he was called names. The ANC doesn't care it just want publicity."

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In related news, Briefly News reported that Trompies member Eugene Mthethwa has revealed what caused the death of his bandmate Emmanuel 'Mjokes' Matsane. On Sunday, May 23, the South African music scene was dealt a devastating blow when Trompies member Mjokes passed away.

Mjokes was one of the famed Kwaito group's five members who provided Mzansi success after success in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He was also a co-director of Kalawa Jazmee, a record label known for producing incredible talent.

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The artist died in a car accident shortly after a concert with Trompies, according to a statement from the record company. Eugene has spoken out on the matter, revealing that drinking and driving is what led to Mjokes' untimely death.

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