The family of Nokuthula, a mother of 6 from Port Elizabeth who was presumed dead after she disappeared in her hometown, which saw her family burying someone they thought was her dominated the twitter trends list this week. This follows after an episode aired on SABC 1’s investigative journalism show Cutting Edge, highlighting all the events which led to her disappearance and her alleged resurrection
On the emotionally charged episode, we saw her mother bursting into tears after she saw Nokuthula back at home, but her outcry swiftly became a meme and a remix to Dj Maphorisa’s hit song Phoyisa. Maphorisa also dropped a remix of the song featuring Busiswa and Cassper Nyovest.
This was in a bid to give money to the destitute family. Lord Phori challenged Mzansi to retweet his tweet and said one tweet is worth R 1. The tweet has since garnered more than 20k retweets.
Dj Maphorisa is a clout chaser. Him giving the family money doesn't make this track less insensitive. Worse, Phori know that we know the family needs the money…so he makes us retweet this nonsense. pic.twitter.com/KBV1NLDGFr
— iVenda Lase Mlazi (@Oscar_T_Hamese) March 4, 2020
While some have acknowledged Maphorisa’s attempt to give money to the family, some tweeps lambasted him for allegedly making a mockery of the family. The remix did not feature Kabza Da Small which led to complaints that if he featured Kabza it would have been a great hit.
Ngathi ngafika ku 1000000000 retweets sbone ukuthi uyoyenzan pic.twitter.com/9HEnopzXW0
— @SeanZa_ (@SeanZa17) March 3, 2020
Ok lets do this. The number of retweets i get from this tweet will amount to the money i give to nokuthula’s family..
so 1 retweet = R1
Lets gooo ???♂️?#Nokuthula @busiswaah @casspernyovest @KabzaDeSmall_ pic.twitter.com/TMzwbecSfQ
— LawdOfTheHits LOTH (@DjMaphorisa) March 3, 2020