inger and Pastor Khaya Mthethwa labeled as a tribalist after asking one burning question, “Would it have been wrong if CR asked JZ to do the eulogy?”!
And Khutso Rapudi told him to stick to Church songs, claiming that he sounds stupid trying to analyze politics. “You are not smart enough for this.”
“CR (Cyril Ramaphosa) did well, there is no question. My interrogation was leaned towards the proximity of JZ to the king. Say I was CR and I thought yazi I think JZ (Jacob Zuma) knew this man way more than me… can I not ask him to do it? ( same can be said at Tata’s funeral / I think TM (Thabo Mbeki) would have killed it!),” said Khaya Mthetha explaining his logic behind his question.
“This is simply about JZ being much closer to the Zulu Royal Family, not just him being Zulu & Cyril being Venda. So your comparison to Thabo Mbeki with Qunu people is misplaced. Cyril rightfully delivered the eulogy as the President, but Khaya’s question is not absurd,” said Khwezi.
“Your tweet smells tribalism. Why would he have done that? You shouldn’t have asked this question in the first place. CR is the president, Zuma is the former president,” responded Gerald Mohlabe. “Not at all… asking if it would have been wrong…” said Khaya Mthethwa.
On Thursday (18 March 2021) President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the eulogy at the Special Official Funeral of the late, His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu.
His Majesty the King passed away in the early hours of Friday, 12 March 2021, after an extended illness.
Khaya Mthethwa denied that his question was tribalistic, “Nope it’s not but your opinion is respected.”
Khaya Mthethwa argued that his question had to do with proximity, nothing else.
“The question would have been posed the same… ( I think TM would have killed that eulogy) it had to do with proximity nothing else,” said Khaya Mthethwa.
You can check out his question [HERE].
President Ramaphosa honored His Majesty the King by according him a Special Official Funeral Category 1. This category entails ceremonial elements provided by the South African National Defence Force.
The President has also authorized that the National Flag be flown at half-mast at every flag station in the country from the morning of Saturday, 13 March 2021, until the evening of the funeral service.