A recent twist of events, Linda Sibiya, the former Ukhozi FM broadcaster, widely known as Mr. Magic, is facing a storm of criticism due to his comments about the African National Congress (ANC) during an Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) media briefing in Johannesburg.
During the briefing, Sibiya made some eyebrow-raising remarks that got everyone’s attention. He voiced his concerns about the government’s treatment of artists, suggesting that those who dared to complain were facing professional backlash. This stance raised eyebrows, especially since Sibiya had recently joined the EFF.
In response to these allegations, the concerned government department flatly denied Sibiya’s claims. They countered by revealing that Sibiya’s company, TK Magic, had received substantial funding from the department. They pointed out that as far back as 2017, his company received a significant sum of R4 million, casting doubt on the credibility of his accusations.
The controversy escalated as social media users speculated about Sibiya’s motivations for aligning with the EFF. Some believe that his move to the EFF is more about airing his grievances against the ANC rather than genuinely embracing the EFF’s mission to serve the people. Sibiya’s shift to the EFF has led to questions about his true intentions and commitment to the party’s core principles.
As this controversy continues to unfold, it remains to be seen whether Sibiya’s claims will be proven or debunked. The public and the media will undoubtedly keep a close eye on this evolving story, as it could have significant repercussions for both South Africa’s political landscape and the entertainment industry.
WATCH: The comment by former Ukhozi FM Presenter, Linda Sibiya that angered ANC supporters and the KZN Department of Sport, Arts and Culture. This was in Durban over the weekend. pic.twitter.com/kgIDwaFaOg
— Sihle Mavuso (@ZANewsFlash) October 20, 2023