- The EFF recently invited Dr Tumi to perform and pray at their Freedom Day conference
- This led to the fraud-accused gospel singer trending on social media as Mzansi social media users weighed in with their thoughts
- Many seemed conflicted about the musician performing with corruption charges hanging over him
The EFF has openly shown support to fraud-accused gospel singer Dr Tumi. The party booked him to perform and pray at their Freedom Day conference held yesterday on 27 April.
Their support for the musician amid his legal woes was received with mixed reactions from social media users.
Commenting on the video shared by the Red Berets, social media users shared their thoughts.
Check out some of the reactions:
“We love you Dr Tumi, you are one of us. Made in the image of the most high God.”
“Dr Tumi is fulfilling his mandate. To preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost EFF. There’s nothing wrong if he mix himself with the EFF. Well done Dr Tumi...”
“Timing is wrong for Dr Tumi to be addressing the crowds, it encourages distrust in light of recent charges that he is yet to be exonerated for. #EFFFreedomDay”
“Featuring an fraud & corruption accused suspect to lead a prayer session? Your jokes never run out I tell you then even have the nerve to talk about fighting against corruption.”
Meanwhile, Briefly News had previously reported that the EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has stepped up and shown his support for South African gospel star Dr Tumi after he and his wife were released from jail on bail after they handed themselves in to the police following allegations of fraud.
In his post, the EFF member shared a Bible verse as well as a photo of Dr Tumi. The caption of the post suggests that Ndlozi believes that the gospel singer is innocent and that his innocence will be proven soon.
While many people loved seeing Ndlozi showing some support for Dr Tumi, not all comments were positive as many were still in disbelief around the fraud scandal. Read a few of their comments below:
"We all know he is innocent."
"So Zuma must be arrested but when it comes to Dr Tumi, it's 'No weapon formed against him shall prosper.' Interesting."
"Life is hard. Dr Tumi sells music and he's a medical doctor. But still commits fraud. So who am I? I haven't even bought new underwear in a year. It is time I started stealing too."
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