Kwaito star Arthur Mafokate has received a slew of backlash following the comments he made about South Africa being "sold to the highest bidder and funders" in the wake of the current talks between the country's major political parties on coalitions.Political parties are, at the moment, negotiating coalitions options for several major metropolitan areas, after the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), suffered its worst electoral performance, while opposition parties made gains in the recent 2016 municipal elections.
Taking to his Twitter account on Thursday morning, Arthur shared his concerns about, what appears to be the coalition talks, claiming that it breaks his heart that the country is being "sold to the highest bidder and funders."
The country that our mothers and fathers have died for, is being sold to the highest bidder and funders— Arthur Mafokate (@ArthurMafokate) August 18, 2016
This soon attracted copious amounts of backlash, with many Twitter users levelling strong accusations against the record label owner and producer, in addition to suggesting that he should just stick to making music .
The 999 we loved and danced to sold its soul to the ANC :( https://t.co/AvQKFOOlTY— Without Wax, Palesa. (@Spar_Letta) August 18, 2016
Arthur is going through the FIVE stages of grief. https://t.co/rq0TPZR0WQ— Quinton Mtyala (@mtyala) August 18, 2016
Now that your major seller's position of power is threatened you utter such bullshit. Relax, this is nothing. https://t.co/SSklkWB3Ol— #LestWeForget (@MatlhomolaX) August 18, 2016
focus on your Oyi Oyi Mavuvu uyajola things & leave politics 2 politician's https://t.co/wU6nVDFPPe— Views By Kukuterian (@PM_kukuterian) August 18, 2016
Sorry bro, are the Gauteng gigs going to dry up? https://t.co/TA5hXwIf94— #KGANYA (@LesMph) August 18, 2016
What does @ArthurMafokate know except making girls dance in skimpy outfits & call it music. Please stay in your lane pic.twitter.com/TdYp0cqkOc— Samantha Jones (@LaniBlahnik) August 18, 2016
@ArthurMafokate stick to kwaito magawula— Mr McChill (@tlatzzme) August 18, 2016
That's rich coming from the sellout stooge like you Arthur. You support the major seller because of financial favors https://t.co/SSklkWB3Ol— #LestWeForget (@MatlhomolaX) August 18, 2016
Arthur has hardly been afraid of showing his support for the ANC in the past years. Speaking to Sunday World at the beginning of August, he admitted to being a staunch supporter for a long time.
"I grew up supporting the ANC, and it was a natural thing, even when I did my earlier songs like Kaffir. I never hid my allegiance because we grew up like that. Why should it be a problem now?" he said.