Outspoken musician Ntsiki Mazwai has lashed out at mourners, who she believed are just following the hype in paying tribute to late gospel star Lundi Tyamara.Lundi's death sent shockwaves through the nation on Friday morning and saw social media flooded with messages of condolences from fans.
Ntsiki was not impressed by the frenzy and took to Twitter to claim that South Africans were "hypocrites" who were riding the "RIP wave".
South Africans r hypocrites.....they undermine their own musicians and dont support but are the first to ride the RIP wave.... sies— Imbongikazi yeSizwe (@ntsikimazwai) January 27, 2017
She also told people to stop glorifying themselves by following the crowd.
Niyekeleni ukuzishinisa ngoRIP— Imbongikazi yeSizwe (@ntsikimazwai) January 27, 2017
Ntsiki said that people should rather show their love for Lundi by buying his music and not just tweeting. The musician's comments sparked debate but that did not bother her.
Support his music so the family can eat love..... https://t.co/c3PRWSds9C— Imbongikazi yeSizwe (@ntsikimazwai) January 27, 2017
Lundi died at Edenvale hospital in the early hours of Friday morning after a battle with stomach TB and liver complications. The Ndixolele hitmaker was moved to ICU and placed on life support on Monday after his condition took a turn for the worse.Nami when i die it will be national news but you dont even know one poem— Imbongikazi yeSizwe (@ntsikimazwai) January 27, 2017