- DJ Maphorisa announced a fundraising initiative for Nokuthula Mjekula
- While the idea seemed rather sweet, some felt it was little insensitive trying to make money off of someone else's pain
- Social media went up in a flaming debate over the matter
There were some people that did not take too well with the manner in which DJ Maphorisa capitalised on the Twitter #Nokuthula trend. Maphorisa has however given an explanation as to how the music will assist Nakuthula’s family.
The remix of Maphorisa’s hit single, Phoyisa, was derived from the humour found in a woman’s pain that went viral.
Briefly.co.za learnt that an episode of Cutting Edge that was aired on SABC 1, in which events were shown regarding Nokuthula’s story. This is where the mama was seen bursting into tears and screaming, Nokuthula.
After posting the song on Twitter, Maphorisa challenged Mzansi agreeing to match every retweet of the song with one rand. He would then donate the money to the destitute family.
A number of people welcomed the idea, but others were of the opinion that it was insensitive to use the pain of another to gain retweets.
Lord Phori did reply to the negativity surrounding his idea. He said that he was only trying to help the family and that music had changed his life and maybe through music he is able to change the lives of others.
The investigative journalism show had viewers stuck to their seats while telling the heart-wrenching story.
Cutting Edge told of how Nokuthula born into a family of 6, and disappeared in her hometown in Port Elizabeth in 2016.
The child was presumed dead and a burial took place. Nokuthula’s mom did not realise that the corpse she had buried was in actual fact not her daughter. When the mom saw that her daughter was alive and well, her reaction to Nokuthula been alive went viral.
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