- Robbie Malinga Jnr has defended his decision to take over his late father’s social media account
- His comments followed South Africans slamming him for using his dead father’s Instagram account
- The 16-year-old accused the haters of disrespecting him
Robbie Malinga's 16-year-old son created quite the debate when he recently took over his late father’s Instagram account.
As Brielfy.co.za reported previously, musical icon Robbie Malinga might have passed on in November 2017, but his Instagram account is still active thanks to his son.
Robbie Malinga Jnr shared a video and photos of a fancy Porsche on his late dad's Instagram page earlier this week.
His decision to use his dad’s account received a lot of backlash from social media users, but he has now shut down the haters.
According to The Sowetan, Malinga Jnr defended his decision during an interview with YFM's DJ Sabby, where he explained he consulted with his mother prior to taking over his father’s Instagram account.
The 16-year-old added he had been doing other accounts as well and he could not understand why people where hating on him for it.
As for accusations that his decision would ruin his career, Malinga Jnr said he had very influential mentors, such as DJ Fresh, DJ Sbu and TK Nciza, just to name a few, who would not let him go wrong.
The teenager then accused those who slammed his decision of being disrespectful towards him.
“That is why I am so shocked when people disrespect me because I'll never disrespect anyone. They commenting so bad on my photos and videos and they think I don't see because I don't reply back. I will never reply back‚ so they are talking to themselves."
Meanwhile, coming to the teenager’s defense, Malinga’s close friend and former manager Sipho Dube.
Dube was not aware Malinga Jnr took over the late musician’s Instagram account, but he added Malinga’s widow would not let her son waste his father’s money.
"He is only 16. His mother would not buy him a Porsche or expensive things. He is just being a teenager. His mother is taking good care of him."
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