Here is why Dr. Malinga’s social media death felt true

Here is why Dr. Malinga’s social media death felt true

Dr. Malinga is the latest celebrity to fight death rumors whilst he is fully alive and kicking. Daily Sun reported that the rumors started on Saturday the 20th, where social media users sent messages of condolences to his family.

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Facebookers are notorious for stirring death rumors based on a few misconceptions and misunderstandings. Dr. Malinga was just going about his day when suddenly saw a lot of missed calls and text messages from family and friends who were concerned. He also had his phone on silent which resulted in many unanswered calls.

This made the callers even more worried as the news of his demise was slowly starting to feel true.

Speaking to the publication, Dr. Malinga laid all these death rumors to rest saying he is alive and it may be another case of mistaken identity, “People must’ve mistaken me for someone else. I am fine. I need everyone to know that I am alive and well.

“People started calling me on Saturday night, while I was busy recording in the studio and I thought to myself I’d check the calls later. But I forgot. When I woke up, there were a lot of calls and messages on my phone,” he explained.

“Unfortunately, my phone was on silent and I couldn’t hear the calls. When I called, some were crying, saying they saw on Facebook that I had died and they thought it was true,” said the muso.

The worst part of it all is that people said he died after being involved in a car accident, “Some of the people who called me said they heard I died in a car accident. That time they hadn’t even seen pictures from that car accident. Honestly, I don’t understand people.”

It is definitely a case of mistaken identity as the person who reportedly passed on is Thulani Malinga. The managing director of the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards reportedly succumbed to COVID-19 complications.

The organisation shared a statement and confirmed the news;


“The passing of Mr. Malinga is a weighty loss not only to his wife and CEO of the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards, Mrs. Perfecta Dineo Malinga but also to the organizers of the music awards and the kwaito fraternity at large. He was big on life and dedicated the last few years to the establishment of the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music,

“His commitment to MKHMA positively contributed to the elevation of the Kwaito and House Music Awards and we call out to all South Africans to remember Mr. Malinga for the contribution he made in unearthing upcoming musicians and catapulting them to a higher level.

 

“We send out and express our deepest and heartfelt condolences to Mr. Malinga’s family, friends, colleagues, and South African music industry in its entirety. The nation has suffered a great loss, may his soul Rest in Peace,” read the statement.

Also, the Twitter page of Mzansi Kwaito and Music Awards confirmed the sad news with a tweet that read: “It is with great sadness to announce the untimely passing of our Mzansi Kwaito House Music Awards Managing Director Mr. Thulani W.iseman Malinga who is the husband to our Founder/CEO Perfecta Dineo Malinga. A press release will be issued, Rest in Peace Mr. T”