Backfired: Comedian's video mocking white hobo drives Mzansi to unite

Backfired: Comedian's video mocking white hobo drives Mzansi to unite

- Comedian Matewu Bhoza shared a highly controversial video in November, which saw him mocking a white beggar

- Bhoza and his friend are seen eating pies in front of the hungry man while making derogatory racially motivated statements

- The video resulted in South Africans rallying together as they criticised the inhumane treatment dished out to the beggar

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Comedian Matewu Bhoza has landed himself in hot water due to a controversial video he shared in November.

The video shows Bhoza and a friend sitting on a bench with a white homeless man sitting in between them.

Briefly.co.za understands the homeless man is based in Mpumalanga.

The two friends start a candid discussion about apartheid and how black people were treated back then.

Bhoza can be heard saying, “Here’s a white man who has no respect. We’re eating and he’s staring at us. In the old days, we never stared at them when they ate burgers, because they would say, ‘hey, you ka***r’. Even if this white man stares at us, we won’t give him the burger.”

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All the while, the men are eating and boasting about their pies, while the beggar looks on and salivates.

The comedian initially posted the video on his YouTube channel but has been shared via Twitter recently.

South Africans previously slammed Bhoza in November but he has incurred the wrath of Mzansi once again following the release of the video on Twitter.

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Briefly.co.za noted the strong reaction, with many social media users labelling their actions as disgusting and lacking Ubuntu.

South Africans have always thrived in the face of adversity.

The interesting thing is that the video had the potential to divide South Africans, but instead saw people uniting together as they lambasted the two men.

The Citizen reported that Bhoza defended the video by claiming that the men were just joking around and that the white beggar was a friend of his.

The overwhelming response showed that South Africans will not stand for one man kicking another man down, regardless of race or background.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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