Gratuitous political campaigning by kwaito singer L'vovo Derrango during a municipal event has left a fowl taste in the mouths of some audience members.
According to the Daily Sun, L'vovo, whose real name is Thokozani Ndlovu, recently performed at a clean-up campaign at the Mamfumbuka High School Kwazulu-Natal, when he decided to tell his audience which political party to vote for.
Sticking to a theme, the singer reportedly opted for some political campaigning after singing his track, 'Original', when he said: "To be original you must vote for the ANC."
His statement was apparently met with a mixture of support and disdain, but he carried on unperturbed, adding: "I am a strong ANC member. I will die in the party. If you want to have a good life join us now, because we have changed the lives of many South Africans. Don't throw your vote away by choosing other political parties. The ANC is for us all."
Speaking to the publication, a number of onlookers have said they feel it was wrong of L'vovo to so idly broach the subject of politics at a municipal event.
"I view him as a professional and it's not right for him to tell us which political party to choose," said upset 43-year-old Ntombi Ngubo.
"There are young people who look up to him and if he tells them which party to vote for they will listen," commented 29-year-old Zinhle Makhaza.
Spokesman for the eThekwini Municipality, Thabo Mofokeng, agreed with this sentiment, saying: "If he did that at a municipal event he is wrong because that wasn't an ANC event."
And unapologetic L'vovo does not, however, think he did anything wrong and, when approached for comment, proudly told the People's Paper: "I don't care what these people have to say. I am a loyal ANC member and I have a right to declare it anywhere.
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