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2009-10-01 11:26

Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel lead singer Francois van Coke is sporting a few nasty cuts and stitches on his face.

Rumour has it that he had a pow-wow with band mate and chommie Wynand Myburgh. It's a little hard to believe, but these guys do have a rep for getting fisty.

The altercation apparently went down at the Aardklap Festival where they are both involved in the musical production, 2-21. Frannie insists there was no fight and he "slipped on some Jagermeister and fell into a basin full of glasses". Ja, just like when the doorknob hit you in the eye? Something just doesn't sound right...

News24 reports that "during the first performance of 2-21 on Tuesday evening, Van Coke had a bad fall against the side of the skateboard ramp, which formed part of the stage set-up. Shortly afterwards, he threw down his guitar, apparently not because he had been hurt, but because it was "out of tune and annoyed him".

Even though Francois's hand is injured, the guys insist they will perform all ten of their performances scheduled at the festival. However, the audience turn-out at their shows has been significantly less than KKNK, so maybe this is just a rock-star publicity stunt? And why are the two best buds suddenly 'fighting' after so many 'harmonious' years together? Hmmm...  They're pretty desperate if that's what it is.

Earlier this year, the 2-21 boys had their accommodation cancelled at the KKNK because of Francois's reputation of fighting and bad behaviour.
We really hope there's no internal politics, but if a few 'taai klappe' is what it takes to sort it out, then not even a shared bottle of Jager is going stop them.  

Francois van Coke is sporting some nasty wounds at the festival... we wonder what from?

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