- Julius Malema has shared that late Mzansi rapper Riky Rick could have spoken to a professional about his depression
- The Economic Freedom Fighters leader was a guest on Tbo Touch's show on Metro FM when he opened up about the Boss Zonke hitmaker's passing
- The politician encouraged people with mental health issues to speak to professionals when they are going through a lot
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EFF leader Julius Malema has opened up about depression following Riky Rick's death earlier this year. The politician believes that the rapper should have spoken out instead of taking the decision he took.
The Boss Zonke hitmaker passed away on 23 February and his death shook the whole of Mzansi and the entire entertainment scene. Malema spoke about the star's death in a recent interview on the radio.
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When he sat down with Tbo Touch on Metro FM, Julius Malema encouraged people with mental health issues to seek help from professionals. TshisaLIVE reports that he also shared that he prefers not to attend funerals of people who take their own lives.
"I believe that Ricky Rick could have spoken to us, because if we resort to that, then our children will no longer speak to us."
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He shared that he has also been through a lot, but he has never thought of "suicide as a solution".
In February, Malema took to Twitter to mourn the death of Riky. He said that the nation failed to hear the rapper's "loud whisper".
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In other entertainment news, Briefly News reported that Bianca Naidoo shared how much she loves Maxhosa's new line honouring her late hubby and rapper, Riky Rick. The young widow expressed that it was a special moment for the Boss Zonke hitmaker to be honoured by the world-renowned local brand.
Riky loved the brand for many years, and his widow agreed. The late star used to rock Maxhosa in his music videos and red carpet events across Mzansi.
Taking to Instagram, Maxhosa founder Laduma Ngxokolo shared snaps of the fashion show in which they honoured Ricky. Part of his caption read:
"As part of our recent @MAXHOSA Alkebulan show we honoured one of our greatest patron, loving friend and brother whom we deemed as The Father of the Youth."
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Source: Briefly News