- Legendary Kwaito rapper Zola 7's name has been cast into the spotlight as speculation around his well-being runs rife online
- It all began when local social media influencer @ChrisExcel102 shared a series of tweets calling for support for the "ailing" musician
- Locals took turns expressing their thoughts around the matter, with some even bashing the Twitter user for making speculations
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There are mounting calls for Mzansi celebs to step up and lend legendary Kwaito musician Zola 7, whose health and financial struggles have become a notable talking point in social circles of late, a helping hand.
A well-known and, at times, controversial social media user, @ChrisExcel102, was the first to get the conversation going when he headed online and posted a series of tweets honing in on Zola 7's so-called dire situation.
In one tweet, alongside pics of the artist looking dishevelled, the influencer wrote:
"I'm challenging Black Twitter to come together and chip in a few coins for this legend. Any amount. Any person close to Zola 7, please help us with details [so we] can help where we can."
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In an even more scathing post, @ChrisExcel102 called out local celebs for not showing up to show Zola 7 love the same way the Don't Cry hitmaker did at the height of his career as a musician and philanthropist.
"No celebrities are checking up on Zola 7 or even lay a helping hand. They saved pics he took with them so that when he is no more, they can post and chase clout [as if] they cared," he said.
Celebs hanging back idly
The tweep accused people in the entertainment industry of showing fake love and only displaying genuine concern if it satisfies their agenda.
"Most of them they'll be laughing with Somizi on his cooking show, but he was accused of putting his entire hand up Mohale's an*s. Today when it's time to support Zola 7, iGBV ihamba phambili (GBV is at the forefront). Fok Marn!!" the tweep reiterated.
His tweets received rave reviews from the social networking community as many gathered around the posts to share their two cents' worth.
In recent days, Nota Baloyi, Kwesta's former manager, had fans of Zola 7 – whose real name is Bonginkosi Dlamini – concerned when he claimed the veteran entertainer's health was in the gutters.
Different viewpoints aired
Since then, the timeline has been a hive of activity as speculation over the true extent of Zola 7's well-being runs rampant. Briefly News takes a look at some of the loudest reactions from black Twitter.
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"They are ready to send their condolences and lie to us and compare him to Tupac Shakur. Act as if they care."
"How do you know they are not checking up on him? If they post that they checked on Zola, you will still say they are chasing clout. Wena Chris, you need to relax a bit. This thing of yours is boring now!! Honestly and umdala!"
"We know someone who used him to promote his album after that we never heard him say his name again kodwa siyabuka nje."
Another death hoax leaves Zola 7 trending
Elsewhere, Briefly News previously reported that Zola 7 was yet again killed off by Mzansi social media users. The veteran musician is no stranger to hoaxes about his death and the latest was no different.
Zola trended as rumours of his demise swirled. Close friends were not spared the panic and frantically called the Kwaito star to check on his health. Only then did they return to social media to dispel the rumours.
Reacting to the furore, one tweep, @mokety1, wrote:
"Someone has been asking Mzansi to help pay Zola 7's medical bills, everyone was quiet. Now that someone assumes he's dead, he's trending. Yah neh."
Source: Briefly News