Dr Malinga

Dr Malinga and Julius Malema. Images via Instagram @drmalinga, @julius.sello.malema

‘I cried and got help’: Dr Malinga thanks Malema, Black Coffee for helping him

Dr Malinga has thanked all the celebrities who assisted him when he cried out got financial assistance last year.

Dr Malinga

Dr Malinga and Julius Malema. Images via Instagram @drmalinga, @julius.sello.malema

Musician Dr Malinga has many people to thank for helping him out of his financial woes, including Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema.

Last year, the Akulaleki hitmaker broke down during his interview with MacG on Podcast and Chill when he opened up about his R2.1 million South African Revenue Service (SARS) bill.

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A year later, during an interview on B-Hive podcast, Malinga revealed that he has settled his debt.

“There’s Lingas Entertainment owned by Doctor Goodwill Malinga and there’s Dr Goodwill Malinga, which I own. My accountant messed up. I didn’t get good advice about my money. Where there would be money put into Lingas, but when I buy property or anything I would buy them in my name,” he said.

The singer revealed that Malema paid for an accountant to assist him. He also thanked musicians Black Coffee, King Monada, DJ Maphorisa and Oskido who formed out money towards his tax debt.

As a result, Malinga says he is launching a reality show where he will be helpung people in need.

“I cried and I got help. Whether you laughed or not, at the end of the day [I got help]. I have a show I will shoot next year called Khala Siksize. I cried and people helped me with love. They gave me about R150,000.”

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During his interview with MacG, Malinga revealed that when SARS came knocking on his door, he paid off R1 million of his bill.

Unfortunately for him, the COVID-19 pandemic hit which played a huge role in his financial woes as gigs ran dry.

In music, you depend on being called for your service,” he said, adding that he tried to reach out for help.

“After two years, SARS came. I called Minister Nathi Mthethwa, we talked. I was calling people that I worked with, but they didn’t come to my rescue,” he said.

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The Via Orlando hitmaker was stripped of his furniture, music equipment and a bakkie — a combined total of R500 000 worth of movable assets.

“They took everything. When you enter my house, if you don’t have a heart, you will laugh. My house is empty,” he said in the interview.

An emotional Malinga broke down when he recalled how no one offered him a helping hand in his time of need.

Reliving the auction, which he says he attended, he said: “Auction is painful, I was there, I went there and then I wanted to say ‘please it’s not like I don’t want to pay, I don’t have money. I am not being called at gigs and I can’t force people to book me.’

“I’m used to giving, I’m not used to receiving. Every time I give, people they don’t come back for me,” Malinga said as he broke down.