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‘Shameless Old Man’: Outrage As Dr Malinga Records Video At Shebeshxt’s Daughter’s Funeral

Veteran musician Dr Malinga has found himself at the centre of a social media firestorm after recording a video at the funeral of Shebeshxt’s daughter, Onthatile Chuene.

Onthatile died at the scene of a horrific accident on the R37 near Smelters Mine, south of Polokwane, when Shebeshxt’s Volkswagen Polo overturned after a head-on collision with a heavy motor vehicle on June 9. The accident left Onthatile so badly disfigured that some family members were advised not to view her body during the visitation.

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Dr Malinga Defies Request for Privacy and Records Video At Shebeshxt’s Daughter’s Funeral

Onthatile’s funeral was held at Shebeshxt’s home township of Lebowakgomo in Limpopo. Sunday World reports that journalists who attended the memorial were not allowed to take pictures, especially of the rapper. One of their journalists was threatened by a security guard and warned that their phone would be confiscated if they did not comply.

Despite the request for privacy, Dr Malinga seemed to ignore the restrictions and filmed himself praying at Onthatile’s funeral. In the footage shared on social media, Malinga even filmed people next to him, who waved at the camera when they realized what he was doing. The “Via Orlando” hitmaker even filmed the speakers next to Onthatile’s casket.

Also read: Fragile and Heartbroken: Grieving Shebeshxt Misses Daughter’s Burial, Attends Funeral in Wheelchair with Oxygen Support

Divided Reactions on Social Media

Mzansi had no kind words for Dr Malinga’s antics in the comments section after the video was shared by news and celebrity gossip blogger MDNNews on their X (formerly Twitter) account. However, others felt that he was right to document the funeral given the public’s interest. Here are some of the comments:


Bathong he was suppose 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.


Haibo they no cameras and videos, and then the old man disagree and shot a video.


I ddnt lyk it honestly, Dr Malinga is so wrong why do ppl find it normal this days to film in funerals, so inappropriate


But honestly we wanted to see how it goes and because of his reach he then made it possible for people to witness

By Tayana