- A newspaper ran an article on Dr Tumi which alleged the gospel singer was paid R500 000 for a filed live-stream event
- However, the Gauteng department of sport, arts, culture & recreation cleared up the confusion and said the event was broadcast on multiple platforms
- Dr Tumi's fans have taken to the internet to defend him with the hashtag #HandsOffDrTumi
A newspaper recently ran a story which covered a story which alleged that Dr Tumi had been paid R500 000 for a live-stream by the Gauteng department of sport, arts, culture & recreation.
The article reported that the live-stream only received little over 1 700 views on YouTube.
The department issued a statement clearing up the issue, revealing that the live-stream was broadcast on DSTV and other platforms, YouTube was one of the platforms but does not reflect actual viewership.
This has resulted in Dr Tumi's fans rushing to his defence.
"Good day family. Statement by the department regarding the misleading headline. I think I don’t need to clarify beyond this. I am grateful that you are seeing through the malicious lies of the article."
Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the tweets that were posted with the hashtag:
"What is 500k compared to the 17 million Mbalula offered Beyoncé and millions eThekwini municipality paid TD Jake's not once. "
"500k little, @DrTumi_ has a private practice if my memory serves me well, he makes that money probably in a month, they should have paid him R2mil cos he didn't need such small amount, in fact, he just agreed for the benefit of SABC like he used to volunteer in hospitals."
"Note To @DrTumi_they may call you names and drag you down how they like. But one thing they can’t do is to stop God from blessing you. We love and appreciate you. You’ve got our full support we are not backing down we are in this together #HandsOffDrTumi #DrTumi."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that #VoetsekFridays usually involve the ANC and other political parties but this week is a bit different. #VoetsekTito is trending as SAns express their annoyance about the South African Finance Minister.
SAns are calling the minister out for 'race-baiting' and ignoring poverty-stricken locals. #VoetsekRamaphosa is also trending but South Africans seem to be more focused on Tito.
The posts, shared on Twitter, have also mentioned that the minister focuses more on his cooking than he does the country. The minister is expected to deliver the 2021 National Budget Speech at the end of the month.
In other news, traditional weddings and their customs can sometimes be confusing. This has been made increasingly clear as a new hashtag was born in South African Twitter streets to clarify whether proposals should come before lobola is paid in traditional wedding arrangements.
#LobolaOrProposalFirst was been trending in Mzansi as locals both wondered and shared their thoughts out loud about what should happen first when a couple wants to wed traditionally.
While many were of the opinion that the proposal should come before the lobola is paid, others thought that paying lobola is a way of finalising the proposal without actually proposing to a woman.
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