Gospel star Sfiso Ncwane’s funeral service has been turned into a scheme to make quick money by fraudsters who are illegally selling pirate DVDs for R10.
The singer’s funeral service which took place on December 10 at Moses Mabhida Stadium are already on DVDs and are selling like hotcakes on the streets of Durban.
Local newspaper Isolezwe‚ reports that on Durban’s Warwick Avenue in the city center‚ vendors and hustlers can be heard shouting “Sfiso Ncwane funeral DVD for R10!“.
Ncwane Communications spokesperson‚ Thobile Mchunu expressed disgust and disapproval over selling Sfiso Ncwane’s funeral service DVDs on the streets.
“We are deeply disappointed by this as a company. It is disgusting that people have chosen to take such a dignified occasion and turned it into entertainment and then try to make money from it. It is not right and very disrespectful‚” she said.
Thobile also revealed that the management will take legal action against the culprits when they are caught. It’s even worse knowing that this was the same thing the singer was fighting while he was alive. Meanwhile, Sfiso’s widow Ayanda has not been told about this yet to avoid upsetting her during her mourning period.
“Ayanda does not know about this because she is not on social media and does not read newspapers. We hope that we can sort this out before she finds out because we do not want to upset her while she is mourning‚” Thobile said.
Notably, the family members of the award-winning gospel star are still trying to come to terms with his sudden death. Sfiso died on 5 December after being rushed to a Fourways hospital where he was diagnosed with kidney failure.
News of his death sent shockwaves through the country. Accordingly, he was given a befitting funeral and buried among heroes. Ayanda has since written a thank you speech to everyone who made her burden less heavy.