One of the pioneers of the Kwaito music genre Arthur Mafokate is up in arms against EFF leader Julius Malema following a derogatory comment by the politician.
An angry Malema took aim at Mafokate and Kelly Khumalo last week during an EFF election campaign in Tshwane.
Malema accused the ANC of wasting thousands of rand on “useless” and “expired” artists just to attract people at their rallies.
“The ANC spends thousands of rands on useless‚ expired artists such as Arthur Mafokate to perform and sing songs that aren’t even trending in this day and age — but he gets ten thousand for expired songs‚” Malema lamented.
What pained the EFF leader the most was the fact that he does not even know what Khumalo is known for.
“As I speak‚ I’m trying to think what is Kelly Khumalo’s hit… what is she known for? But she is pocketing between ten thousand and ⷨfifteen thousand rands for every appearance she makes at an ANC event‚” said Malema.
Meanwhile, Mafokate refused to let sleeping dogs lie as he hit back at the EFF leader. He said that Malema must “just shut up and concentrate on the elections.”
“Name calling is for intellectually challenged people. What does he know about music and trending songs,” Mafokate said.
The veteran musician made sure to set the record straight on Malema’s comments. He referred to the fact that his and Kelly’s hit track, Nguye Lo has been making waves on the sound marines for the past year.
Mafokate maintained that contrary to what people actually think, he volunteers freely to perform for the ANC and does not get paid.
Mafokate, Khumalo and other celebrities were spotted at the ANC final election rally at Ellis Park ahead of Wednesday polls.