FOLLOWING Tuesday’s bickering between Eyewitness News journalist Barry Bateman’s use of the expletive “p**s” word against Economic Freedom Fighters’ leader, Julius Malema, Dr. Malinga, real name Goodwill Malinga has vowed that he will not compose a song of that nature.
“I can’t release a song about p**s ke nywana fella and there’s nothing to sing about that,” says Dr. Malinga.
“I have a tour Dr. Malinga Africa Tour and I am campaigning for a peaceful Africa, which leads us to the fact that I will be releasing a Gospel EP soon and Friday I’ll give people a taste of what will come out of the Gospel EP,” says Dr. Malinga.
Dr. Malinga says that his recent release Boko Haram is doing very well as much as people thought it was something else encouraging Boko Haram to come to South Africa.
“People must listen to the song (Boko Haram) it’s a song about peace. There’s no need for Boko Haram to come to South Africa. If they (Nigerians) call Boko Haram on us, who are we going to call? We can’t be fighting each other and allowing these borders to divide us as Africans,” he says.
In the recent xenophobic attacks, we’ve seen South Africans creating a hashtag #BokoHaramChallenge and Dr. Malinga released a song along those lines. And now, a certain Twitter user has called him out saying that, “I’m now waiting like this (posting a meme of a man using a toothpick) for Dr. Malinga to release a song about this Julius Malema #p**s,” tweeted the user by the name of DJ AnMo.
Besides the Gospel Extended Play, Dr. Malinga will be releasing another EP on September 28.
“I want my fans to know that we are not sleeping at all because some have been asking me if we are sleeping this year. No! I am very busy, I have songs out and will be releasing more soon,” he says speaking to MGOSI.co.za.
Background on “p**s” word:
According to News 24, Barry Bateman was caught on camera using derogatory words while in conversation with another reporter following an impromptu press briefing by Julius Malema outside the Hawks’ offices on Tuesday.
Broadcaster Eyewitness News has apologised to EFF leader Julius Malema for the foul language used by its senior journalist, Barry Bateman on Tuesday. The EFF, however, has rejected the apology, calling it “lukewarm”, according to News 24.
The video has been shared widely on social media and Bateman’s name was trending on Twitter on Tuesday and the word p**s was still trending on Wednesday with more than 8000 tweets.