Videos show people dancing at Papers 707's funeral, SA reacts

Videos show people dancing at Papers 707's funeral, SA reacts

- Last week, Vusi "Papers 707" Mabuza suddenly passed away, leaving friends, family and fans mourning

- The 42-year-old amapiano DJ and dancer was laid to rest on Tuesday in Soweto

- However, video footage of Papers 707's funeral surfaced online and it left Saffas with questions

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see News on your News Feed!

Last week, South Africans learned of the tragic death of amapiano DJ and dancer Papers 707. His passing left fans, family and friends -including DJ Fresh - mourning.

On Tuesday, Vusi Mabuza - who was famously known as Papers 707 - was laid to rest at his home in Meadowlands, Soweto.

The service was limited to 50 people to adhere to government regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic but South Africans could watch it live on Facebook.

However, video footage has now been shared on Twitter showing mourners dancing at Papers 707's funeral.

Videos show people dancing at Papers 707's funeral, SA reacts

Mourners honoured Papers 707 by dancing at his grave site and South Africans weren't sure how they felt about it. Photo credit: @advovolicious.
Source: Twitter

Amongst those who posted the video on the social media platform was Twitter parody account Man's Not Barry Roux.

The influencer captioned the video:

"The star died last week at the age of 42, after being admitted to hospital for gout. RIP Papers 707."

Take a look at the clip below:

READ ALSO: Andrew Mlangeni: Saffas & politicians mourn the last Rivonia Trialist

In another video, a man is seen dancing while wearing only a diaper with the words "Papers 707" written on the butt area.

While some agreed that Papers 707 would have loved the mourners' dancing, many questioned whether it was appropriate behaviour at a funeral.

Twitter user, @Katlego_Matt, wrote:

"Nothing wrong here... Papers 707 was known for this and this is how his friends celebrated his life."

Another tweep, @Vapopya1, added:

"This is ridiculous. They could have done this at his house after the burial. We have divested ourselves of our culture of respecting the dead and burial sites. What is next, people drinking at the burial site?"

Bino Mathekga, who goes by the Twitter handle @MathekgaMatome, commented:

"In African culture this is rubbish, nothing can justify this..."

Meanwhile, earlier reported n Wednesday, South Africans woke up to the devastating news of Andrew Mlangeni's death.

The 95-year-old passed away after being admitted to the 1 Military Hospital in Thaba Tshwane, Pretoria, on Tuesday.

Mlangeni was the last remaining Rivonia Trialist and news of his death broke South Africans' hearts. In honour of the struggle icon, we took a look at some of the facts about his life and career.

Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!


Online view pixel