- Pastor and singer Khaya Mthethwa found himself on the receiving end of social media backlash recently
- Mthethwa took to social media to ask what would happen if Cyril Ramaphosa had let Jacob Zuma do King Goodwill Zwelithini's eulogy
- The question rubbed many up the wrong way as they accused Mthethwa of tribalism
Khaya Mthethwa was dragged by social media users after he took to Twitter to suggest that President Cyril Ramaphosa should have rather let former President Jacob Zuma deliver the late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s eulogy.
Phrasing it as a question, Mthethwa asked:
“Would it have been wrong if CR asked JZ to do the eulogy? #askingforafriend #Zwelithini”
Social media users were not impressed by his question and quickly took to his comments section to share their thoughts.
Twitter user TboozeSA said:
“At Mandela’s funeral would it be wrong if then President Zuma asked Thabo Mbeki to do the eulogy since Qunu people were Xhosa speakers? Tribalistic statements.”
“Your tweet smells like tribalism. Why would he have done that? You shouldn't have asked this question in the first place. CR is the president, Zuma is the former president.”
“I'm interested in finding out what prompted this question sir. Imagine is the same was said during Mandela funeral that TM should have been asked to eulogise him. However, I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt that you might have a reason beyond good enough to suggest that...”
“My question is why? The eulogy was well drafted and eloquently delivered.”
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Sjava was spotted among the Amabutho who were at KwaNongoma for the memorial service of His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini.
Eagle-eyed social media users spotted the musician proudly marching towards the palace to honour the fallen king.
Many were impressed by how committed he was to his culture while others expressed concern that the star was seen without a mask on several occasions.
“Why are they not wearing masks?”
“The standard of attitude and Zulu pride portrayed by @Sjava_atm is impressive. While some are in VVIP, he's there rejoicing naMabutho edaweni yangakubo. Uthando lemvelaphi yakini.”
“Sjava is a man of his culture.”
“Sjava loves his culture and he's not ashamed of being a rooted Zulu man.”
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