Big Zulu shows up Mthandeni at EFF manifesto launch 

By Celani Sikhakhane

The beef between South African top rapper Big Zulu and popular maskandi musician Mthandeni Manqele, known as Igcokama Elisha, raised its ugly head during the EFF manifesto launch at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Big Zulu deliberately entered the pitch while Manqele was on stage performing his hit, ‘Paris’.

The fans abandoned Manqele and rushed over to Big Zulu, who began a walkabout, waving his hands and hugging fans while Manqele was still performing on stage. 

The incident shows that fans love Big Zulu more than Manqele, whose set was disrupted and who was having a difficult time on stage.

Big Zulu walked around like a politician and later went backstage while Manqele was still performing. 

Manqele tried to employ the slogans that he uses on stage to connect with his fans but it didn’t work. 

Earlier, he had left the stadium after becoming angry because his performance was delayed. When he was expecting to go on stage, MC Linda Sibiya and Tshathugodo Ngobo decided to call other artists instead of him.

He left the stadium at about 10am and only came back at 3pm.

The incident happened just a few days after the two performers smoked a peace pipe over their fight that almost ended with a beating at Montrose, in Mpumalanga. 

Their fight started last year when Manqele took to social media to accuse Big Zulu of stealing his fashion statement: wearing Brentwood pants. He also called Big Zulu a poor imitation of Papa Penny.

This angered the award-winning super star Big Zulu, who wanted to beat Manqele up when they met at Montrose. Manqele had to run for his life.

Pictured above: Big Zulu disrupted Mthandeni Manqele’s performance at the EFF manifesto launch. 


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