Renowned musician Themba Nkosi, popularly known as Euphonik, has ignited a firestorm on social media with a cryptic post on X (formerly Twitter) following the news of Zoleka Mandela’s passing.
The Mandela family released a statement on Tuesday, 26 September, revealing that Zoleka, the author of ‘When Hope Whispers,’ lost her battle with cancer the day before.
The statement highlighted Zoleka’s ongoing treatment for metastatic cancer, which had spread to various parts of her body, including her hip, liver, lung, pelvis, brain, and spinal cord. Unfortunately, recent scans showed significant disease progression, including fibrosis in her lungs and several emboli.
Zoleka peacefully passed away on Monday, September 25th, surrounded by loved ones, while the medical team’s efforts were acknowledged and appreciated by the family.
As condolences and tributes continue to pour in for Zoleka Mandela, a post by Euphonik has caused quite a stir among X users. In his enigmatic message, the DJ wrote, “God fetching okes in their numbers! Good Riddance.”
God fetching okes in their numbers! Good Riddance 😘
— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) September 26, 2023
This cryptic post has led netizens to speculate that Euphonik’s words are connected to the rape allegations made against him and his friend DJ Fresh by prominent X user and activist Nampree, whose real name is Siphelele Madikizela.
In January 2021, Nampree accused DJ Fresh and Euphonik of drugging and raping her more than a decade ago after a night out. However, in September 2021, the case was dropped due to insufficient evidence. Although the police reopened the case in 2022, it was later dropped as the director of public prosecutions declined to prosecute, returning the docket to the police.
Interestingly, it is alleged that Zoleka Mandela is related to Nampree, and the late writer was one of the many anti-abuse activists who showed support for the alleged victim. This connection has added another layer of complexity to Euphonik’s controversial post.
Haibo, is this about Zoleka?
— Sinelizwi (@Sinelizwi_) September 26, 2023
U so old for this! Yeerr kanti le hodisetswe jwang? Yeer
— KEKE 🦦 (@keketso_P) September 26, 2023
I hope it’s not Zoleka you’re talking about wena Msunu
— DeeDee_SA 🇿🇦(goddess) (@___QueenBigB) September 26, 2023
Uthetha ngo Zoleka or I’m missing something? if yes then why are you sounding like you are happy??? 🤔
— Ms SthembiD❤💰📖 (@SthembiD) September 26, 2023
ukhuluma ngo Zoleka yin Na? I scrome 😳
— Too Much Sauce (@Mk_ka_Hadebe) September 26, 2023
Oksalayo nawe uzofa,unentliziyo embi utsho ngeendlathi🚮🚮🚮🚮 pic.twitter.com/GA5imuMdgY
— Ramaphosa’s daughter👃 👃 (@Ladyziyanda) September 26, 2023