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Mohale deletes R350 unemployment grant TikTok video after backlash

Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo. Picture: Instagram

Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo. Picture: Instagram

Published May 4, 2020


Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo's parody video of what people plan to do with their R350 unemployment didn't go down well.

Over the weekend, the "Somizi and Mohale: The Union" star uploaded a video trying to make a joke of how he would spend the R350 Covid-19 unemployment grant. 

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In the video, Mohale is lip-syncing to the audio of someone calling a Volkswagen dealership asking how much a Polo Vivo is. 

He captioned the video: "Me after getting the R350 the government promised us. 

Watch the video below: 

Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo. Video: TikTok

The video started circulating on Twitter after he posted it on the microblogging website with many users calling his video anti-poor and tone-deaf since he is in a place of privilege.

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We have a problem, Hez level it's not on the R350's. He's words has value, unlike mine. I can joke ka president. But the president can't joke with me. Proportionality decide the fairness. So Mohale is wrong.

— bok naier🇿🇦 (@JulukaMakena1) May 2, 2020

If he wants to be a public figure....he nees to consider certain posts and things he says, because it always comes back to bite you when you act without thinking of the impa6that has on your brand and your followers. Now look at the back lash that he and Ntando Duma are getting.

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— stylecandyofficial (@Stylecandii) May 2, 2020

So sad, that video was so unnecessary and shows he is new money.

— Velempini Ndlovu (@VelempiniN) May 2, 2020

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I am highly offended that we are still even justifying his inhumane gesture. We come from a context where 350 was the benchmark of a good salary. What mohale did is unpardonable.

— Carl Adams (@MarxistAdams) May 2, 2020

Following the backlash, he deleted the video from Twitter and TikTok. 

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