Dladla Mshunqisi addressed the matter of having his image used to report on the passing of friend and fellow musician, Njabulo “Biggie” Zondi, expressing great disapproval at the local media publication.
Dladla Mshunqisi took to Twitter to address a matter that emotionally affected him on Wednesday, 1 July 2020. The Samba Nabo musician’s image was used in an article reporting on the tragic passing of friend and fellow musician, Njabulo “Biggie” Zondi.
It is unclear whether the image was used as a moment of mistaken identity, or if the image was used because the two were friends. Dladla Mshunqisi commented on the tweet reporting on the matter, expressing great disapproval at the alleged insensitivity of the matter.
He stated, “I guess none of you understand how painful it is to lose a close friend.” He ended the post by encouraging local media to be more considerate in their coverage.
See the posts below.
I really don’t understand why u guys have opted to use my picture on the publication of this story! I guess none of url understand how painful it is to loose a close friend. Sometimes url have to consider people’s feelings kuqala before publishing stuff about them! https://t.co/eHPQIR3gS3
— UMSHUNQO RELOADED (@RealMshunqisi) July 1, 2020