- Rasta the artist has started trending on Twitter as locals fear that he may paint King Goodwill Zwelithini
- Their fears come after King Goodwill Zwelithini died in the early hours of Friday morning this week
- Many have remarked that the controversial artist's brushes be confiscated from him to avoid a painting of the king surfacing online
Ever since the news of King Goodwill Zwelithini's passing was shared, he has been trending on South African Twitter. And now controversial local artist, Rasta, has been trending as well on the popular app.
Rasta, who has become famous for honouring deceased legends with paintings, has been trending as locals begged him not to attempt a painting of King Goodwill out of fears that he may fail to properly capture the King's features.
"If there ever was a time to arrest Rasta or take his paint brush & canvas it would be now before he even thinks of doing a tribute to King Goodwill Zwelithini," wrote one Twitter user, @MatriarchMellow.
Meanwhile, others agreed and had this to say:
"Rest in peace King Goodwill Zwelithini. Rasta please, nawe tweet like the rest of us. Don't paint anything."
"As I wait for Rasta ...King Goodwill Zwelithini RIP."
"Rasta save yourself, don't even try to make a painting of our King."
"Rasta please don't, we beg."
"I have been highly informed that Rasta is currently arranging his paints. We are headed in for another shock as a country. #kingzwelithini #KingGoodwillZwelithini #RIPKingZwelithini"
Briefly.co.za previously reported that King Goodwill Zwelithini ka Bhekuzulu, King of the Zulu Nation, has passed on early this Friday morning after succumbing to his battle with diabetes, which he has been fighting for over a week while in hospital.
IFP founder and traditional prime minister to the Zulu monarch, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, shared a statement that revealed the passing of the Zulu king, which took place while he was still in hospital.
“Tragically, while still in hospital, His Majesty’s health took a turn for the worse and he subsequently passed away in the early hours of this morning.”
Many have shared condolences with the royal family.
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