DJ Maphorisa pledges to donate money to Nokuthula's family
DJ Maphorisa. (Photo:Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Africans are known to make light out of any serious situation, be it load
shedding or an outbreak such as listeriosis. It was no different after an
emotional episode of Cutting Edge aired recently.
episode, a family who had “buried” their daughter, Nokuthula Mjekula had just
found out that she was indeed alive and had been living in Cape Town for four
years without communicating with her loved ones.
In a short
clip shared onto Twitter from the episode, Nokuthula’s grandmother can be heard
speaking to her on the phone and begging her to come back home. She screams the
name ‘Nokuthula’ before breaking into a hysterical cry, while an unbothered
Nokuthula rudely asks why she’s crying.
Many tweeps found humour in the clip and in true South
African style started to joke about it. The joke then escalated to places of
entertainment where people would chant ‘Nokuthula’ the same way her grandmother
In a video that recently went viral, party goers who were at
the popular Cape Town shisanyama, Rands Cape Town, can be seen chanting
‘Nokuthula’ as they sing along to DJ Maphorisa’s song, Phoyisa.
However, the DJ didn’t find any humour in the situation but
rather expressed how he wants to help Nokuthula’s family by donating money to
“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
@busiswaah@casspernyovest @KabzaDeSmall_,” he wrote.
“This is not about the song, me genuinely wanna help the
family, 4 years thinking your child is dead its not a joke. Sauta made it a
joke twitter users a sumthing else yo,” he continued.
The DJ has urged people to get the tweet to 1 million
retweets so he can donate R1 million rand to the family.
“Twitter says this is my last tweet for the day thanks for
making me trend.Let’s help the Nokuthula’s family we on 20k retweets i need
more Scorpion Kings Live at Sun Arena 11 April 4k tickets left thank you Sauta .Love
from Phori,[sic]” he wrote.
The tweet is currently sitting on 29 600 retweets and the DJ
“Can we get to million retweets please,” he responded to a fan.