South African media personality DJ Euphonik is in hot water on social media after making a controversial post shortly after the news of Zoleka Mandela’s passing.
The post, which some perceived as celebrating the demise of his adversaries, has drawn widespread criticism for its timing, coming just hours after the announcement of Zoleka Mandela’s death.
Social media users have expressed outrage at what they view as insensitivity on Euphonik’s part and have raised questions about his relationship with the late Zoleka Mandela.
Following the announcement of Zoleka Mandela’s passing, social media was flooded with heartfelt tributes from individuals expressing their grief and condolences.
People from various walks of life shared their sentiments about how Zoleka’s death had affected them and had hoped for her recovery.
However, DJ Euphonik, whose real name is Themba Mbongeni Nkosi, took to his Twitter page during this period of mourning and shared a post that appeared to celebrate the demise of his enemies.
The timing of Euphonik’s post raised eyebrows and sparked outrage, as it came shortly after the news of Zoleka Mandela’s death.
The post in question read: “God fetching okes in their numbers! Good Riddance.”
See post Euphonik made following Zoleka Mandela’s Passing:
God fetching okes in their numbers! Good Riddance 😘
— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) September 26, 2023
Social media users did not hold back in their criticism of Euphonik’s post. Many condemned his apparent lack of sensitivity and called on him to be more considerate in his social media activity.
@SthembiD commented: “Are you referring to Zoleka, or am I missing something? If it’s about her, why do you sound like you’re celebrating?”
I hope it’s not Zoleka you’re talking about wena Msunu
— DeeDee_SA 🇿🇦(goddess) (@___QueenBigB) September 26, 2023
@Spade37295887 noted: “He is, he is old enough to read the room. If it was meant for someone other than Zoleka, they might have unresolved issues between them, and we shouldn’t get involved.”
@SciyandaSithole speculated: “It’s possible he’s referring to her.”
@Sinelizwi_ questioned: “Wait, is this about Zoleka?”
@ndonii_yamanzi said: “Let’s assume he’s talking about Zoleka. Why would he make such a statement? Did they have a conflict?”
😂Bright and early Themba strikes. pic.twitter.com/YEmmsA0WtS
— #JusticeforNtokozo (@Thob_zeer) September 26, 2023
Some netizens have speculated that Euphonik’s post may be related to the rape allegations brought against him and DJ Fresh by the activist and popular X user known as Nampree, whose real name is Siphelele Madikizela.
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In January 2021, Nampree accused DJ Fresh and Euphonik of drugging and sexually assaulting her more than a decade ago after a night out. The case was reopened in 2022 but was later dropped due to insufficient evidence.
It is alleged that Zoleka Mandela had a connection to Nampree and was one of the many anti-abuse activists who supported the alleged victim during the controversy.