Dr Malinga films video at Shebeshxt's daughter's funeral-Image Source@Zoomsouthafrica

Veteran musician Dr Malinga has ignited a social media storm after filming a video at the funeral of Onthatile Chuene, the daughter of fellow artist Shebeshxt.

Onthatile tragically lost her life in a severe accident on June 9, when Shebeshxt’s Volkswagen Polo collided with a heavy vehicle on the R37 near Smelters Mine, south of Polokwane. The impact was so catastrophic that family members were advised against viewing her body due to the extent of the injuries.ALSO READ: Former Generations: The Legacy Actor Vuyo Dabula Discusses His Near-Death Experience After Being Shot

Disregarding Privacy: Dr Malinga Films at the Funeral

Onthatile’s funeral was held in Lebowakgomo, Limpopo, Shebeshxt’s hometown. According to reports from Sunday World, journalists at the event were strictly prohibited from taking any photos, especially of the grieving rapper. One journalist was even threatened with the confiscation of their phone if they did not comply with the no-photo policy.

Ignoring these privacy requests, Dr Malinga filmed himself praying at the funeral. The footage, which he shared on social media, included scenes of attendees who waved at the camera, seemingly unaware of the controversy this would stir. Malinga also filmed the speakers positioned near Onthatile’s casket.

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Mixed Reactions from Social Media

After the video was posted by MDNNews on their X (formerly Twitter) account, reactions poured in from across Mzansi. While many criticized Dr Malinga for his actions, others defended his decision to record the funeral, citing the public’s interest. Here are a few comments:

@tumzvintage: “Bathong he was supposed to take this recording outside or after the funeral. That’s why it’s important when you are a celebrity to have social media management. Someone with Psychology and marketing will get you sorted.”

@The_A_Wagon: “Haibo they no cameras and videos, and then the old man disagree and shot a video.”

@LebogangM_SA: “I didn’t like it honestly, Dr Malinga is so wrong. Why do people find it normal these days to film at funerals? It’s so inappropriate.”

@mumbai07315434: “But honestly we wanted to see how it goes and because of his reach he then made it possible for people to witness.”


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