Dr Malinga Finally Shares What Made Him Ask for Financial Assistance While Endorsing the EFF

Dr Malinga Finally Shares What Made Him Ask for Financial Assistance While Endorsing the EFF

  • Dr Malinga thanked the EFF for financial assistance when he hit rock bottom, expressing gratitude during a Workers' Day Community rally in Soshanguve
  • The star revealed that he sacrificed his celebrity status and asked for help from South Africans
  • Fans had mixed reactions, with some seeing his loyalty to the EFF as a result of their support, while others questioned the party's motives

South African musician Dr Malinga has opened up about his decision to publicly ask for financial assistance after hitting rock bottom. The star thanked those who chipped in to help save his home, including the EFF.

Dr Malinga shared why he asked for help
Dr Malinga endorsed the EFF during a recent rally. Image: @drmalinga
Source: Instagram

Dr Maling expresses gratitude to the EFF

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Musician Dr Malinga was recently added to the list after his moving speech at an EFF Workers' Day Community rally in Soshanguve. Speaking in a video trending on X, the star said he had to swallow his pride to ask for donations from the public.

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The Petronella hitmaker expressed his gratitude to the EFF for helping him in times of need. He told the party supporters that he now has an accountant and a financial advisor, thanks to the EFF.

"I sacrificed my celebrity status; I didn't care about being judged. I am not buying face. I didn't go out and rob people, like many people having financial issues. I asked for help."

Fans weigh in on Dr Malinga's speech

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As expected, social media users shared mixed reactions to Dr Malinga's viral speech. Many said he is loyal to the EFF because that's where his bread is being buttered.

@BBK29_ said:

"After this, when ANC calls him for a gig, he must go and perform because we understand that's how artists make a living "

@StHonorable wrote:

"They helped him so that he can assist them in recruiting voters? Thats not real help but conditional one."

@MelikhayaPants1 commented:

"If EFF was buying votes with their help to many SAns, that would have been exposed by now. I am yet to read about any political party that has such CSI portfolio across 9 provinces and love for artist when they are in trouble."

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