Makhadzi comes to Dr Malinga’s rescue: I’m dead broke, all people I worked with have dumped me

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Award-winning musician Makhadzi has received heaps of praises for coming to Dr. Malinga’s rescue following his emotional interview on Podcast and Chill with MacG.

Makhadzi has reached out to Dr. Malinga to book him for her One Woman’s Show which is set to take place in her hometown at Makhuvha stadium on 1 October. The Ghanama hitmaker promised that she would not exploit him.

“I finally got Dr. Malinga. I promise to not exploit him but to share the little I have with him. God must bless and protect us artists we have been going through a lot during COVID-19. We all suffered,” she tweeted.

Dr. Malinga left a lot of people heartbroken after he detailed how the taxman seized and auctioned his furniture in his presence. The Via Ollado hitmaker was indebted to SARS (South African Revenue Service) R2.1 million over his tax bill.

The singer told Sol Phenduka and MacG that after the Durban July in 2019, he paid R1 million of his R2.1 million debt. Attempts to pay the remaining amount were unsuccessful as he had no gigs coming in.

“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.

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

Dr. Malinga said he owes the taxman R500 000. “Auction is painful. I was there, I went there, and then I wanted to say ‘please is not like I don’t want to pay, I don’t have money. I am not trending. I don’t have songs. I am not being called at gigs and I can’t force people to book me,” he said.

Following the interview, fans came to his rescue and donated money towards his bill.

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