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Tweeps have started a petition to remove The Kiffness’s music from 947 after he expressed outrage at presenter Anel Mdoda ‘liking’ a pic of EFF leader Julius Malema.
Images via Twitter:
@thekiffness/ @anele

Ouch! The Kiffness reacts to petition to remove music from 947

‘Doing him a favour’: The Kiffness was trolled by tweeps after he criticised 947 for not taking Anele Mdoda to task for ‘liking’ a Malema pic.

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Tweeps have started a petition to remove The Kiffness’s music from 947 after he expressed outrage at presenter Anel Mdoda ‘liking’ a pic of EFF leader Julius Malema.
Images via Twitter:
@thekiffness/ @anele

David Scott, aka The Kiffness, has responded to a petition from social media users calling for his music to be removed from radio station 947 FM. This, after he expressed his disdain for presenter Anele Mdoda “liking” a picture of EFF leader Julius Malema.

The Cape Town hitmaker has requested the station pull his music if it “endorses” Anele’s decision to “glorify a man calling for the killing of a minority ethnic group.”

The muso is referring to a recent viral video of Malema singing the controversial struggle song Kill The Boer.

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TWEEPS START PETITION FOR 947 TO SCRAP THE KIFFNESS’S MUSIC

Last weekend, Anele Mdoda angered The Kiffness after liking a picture of Malema from his 10th-anniversary celebrations.

Firing back, he tagged Anele’s employers. “Do you endorse this @947?” he tweeted.

He added: “I’d like to know if @947 are ok with employing someone who openly praises a man who incites violence against a minority ethnic group?

“If they are, then I’d like them to remove any of my music from their station.”

The Kiffness’s “ultimatum” to the station saw many social media users criticise him for “pulling a Karen” on Anele. One even started a petition to grant The Kiffness his wish.

“Here’s a petition to help get his music removed, okes”, posted one tweep.

The petition – started by Etienne Shardlow – read: “[David] Scott claims that [Anele] Mdoda’s praise for the photograph implies political support of the photograph’s subject.

“Scott wants the station to stop playing his music. Please sign this petition to help David Scott (The Kiffness) get all his music pulled from the station’s playlists”.

To date, the petition has received 694 out of 1000 signatures.

The Kiffness responded to a tweet of the petition with a laughing face emoji.

ANELE’S BESTIE SIZWE DHLOMO CLAPS BACK

Following The Kiffness’s comments, Anele Mdoda’s close friend Sizwe Dhlomo clapped back on his own Twitter account.

He scoffed: “Lol! The 947 music bank consists of over 14 000 songs, buddy. Good luck!”

The Kiffness responded to Sizwe, tweeting: “I’m aware & I know @947 will do fine without my music”.

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Sizwe Dhlomo has clapped back at The Kiffness’s ultimatum to Anele Mdoda’s employers 947 after she liked a Malema tweet. Images via Twitter: @anele/ @thekiffness

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Justifying his stance, he added: “The difference is that I refuse to associate with any DJ or station who uses their platform to openly glorify a man who is calling for the killing of a minority ethnic group.

“It’s a matter of principle, not popularity.”

But Sizwe was not done. Backing his bestie, he called out The Kiffness for his “ineffective” delivery.

He tweeted: “I wasn’t saying it’s a matter of popularity. I was pointing out that your method is ineffective. I’m not going to speak for Anele, she can speak for herself, but I can tell you she wasn’t glorifying anything about killing people”.

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He added: “And of course, you, of all people, know that 947 has always supported you. Hectically so, including booking you & your band for JoBurg Day.”