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Big Zulu during his visit with Dr Esther Mahlangu. Image via Instagram: @bigzulu_sa

Big Zulu accused of ‘chasing clout’ after visiting Gogo Esther Mahlangu

No good deed: Big Zulu has been called a ‘clout chaser’ after visiting Dr Esther Mahlangu following her recent house robbery.

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Big Zulu during his visit with Dr Esther Mahlangu. Image via Instagram: @bigzulu_sa

On Saturday 19 March, world-renowned Ndebele artist Dr Esther Mahlangu was tied up, punched, and robbed by an intruder who came into her home while she took a nap. The incident sent shockwaves across South Africa as many expressed their concerns. One of those people is local rapper Big Zulu who decided to pay Gogo Esther a visit shortly after the incident occurred.

Unfortunately, his gesture was badly received by South Africans who have accused him of constantly “looking for clout”.

Big Zulu accused of ‘looking for attention’ after Esther Mahlangu visit

When South African rapper Riky Rick died, his fellow musician Big Zulu shared a heartbreaking video expressing his grief and sadness. The video prompted YouTuber Slik Talk’s opinions about Big Zulu always looking for attention.

This sentiment has since been met with agreement by many South Africans who have criticised the rapper for his visit to Dr Esther Mahlangu after she was robbed and attacked by an intruder earlier this month.

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Taking to Instagram, Big Zulu – real name Siyabonga Nene – shared photos of himself with the widely recognised artist which he captioned using iSiZulu:

“It was a great joy and blessing to finally arrive at the courtyard of my grandmother Esther Mahlangu’s house.”

He also shared that Gogo Esther, who is well known for her paintings and Ndebele artwork, painted a pair of his Nike sneakers for him.

Fans are not impressed

The post sparked a number of angry comments from social media users who accused the 34-year-old of trying to get some clout using the 87-year-old gogo.

Here are some of their comments:

@Leig_h99 said:

“Using an old person who has been violated for internet fodder.”

@IamSunRayZA wrote:

“Your big Zulu ngathi uthand’attention (loves attention) too much😏”

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