Gospel star Khaya Mthethwa has been dragged by social media users for publicly supporting fellow gospel musician, Dr Tumi.
Dr Tumi and his wife were released on bail after they appeared in court on Tuesday on charges of defrauding the National Lotteries Board, The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks) said.
The Hawks’ serious commercial crime investigation team in Joburg arrested the musician and medical doctor, aged 39, and his 36-year-old wife on Tuesday on the charges involving about R1.5 million, Hawks spokesperson in Gauteng Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu said.
The star, whose real name is Dr Tumisang Victor Makweya, and his wife Kgaogelo Sara Makweya were listed as committee members of a non-profit organisation and allegedly submitted altered grant application documents to the National Lotteries Board for approval of funds to finance projects in 2018.
Following the news of his alleged involvement, Dr Tumi hit the top of the ’trending’ list.
Breaking his silence on Wednesday, Dr Tumi said taking the advice of his legal team, he would not be making any comments on the reports.
“Good day fam. Hope you all are well. We also are good.
“As per legal advice, kindly note that we won’t be commenting on the current media reports, as the matter is before the courts.
“Thank you for your understanding and support. Love to you all and wishing you a great day,” he tweeted.
Following his tweet, Khaya responded saying: “Days are dark friends are few. I still stand with you.”
Days are dark friends are few. I still stand with you. https://t.co/iLv7guLWTE
— Khaya Mthethwa (@khayamthethwa) April 7, 2021
Many social media users dragged Khaya for his stance.
Awu??? You are disappointing… he stole from an NGO Khaya, money meant to help the poor.
— Mfana kaMa (@CoolAcademic_) April 7, 2021
So fraud is dark days vele? Fraud is crime and crime is punishable by law… https://t.co/ywskdMR1HX
— docmedia Mlambo (@docmediamlambo) April 7, 2021
Stand with corruption? 👀 https://t.co/Dpubte7OEK
— QueenZee👑❤️ (@ZamaG_Ndlovu) April 7, 2021
Sir,you could’ve easily sat this one out. https://t.co/GfhrXnG2hD
— GPS’ang bathong⚖️ (@Lethabo_Touchll) April 8, 2021
Could have simply kept quite or send him a whatssup message of support privately!
But alas you wanted ALL of us to know were you stand
Best of luck pic.twitter.com/5XSHl6jfyM
— Typical Clever black (@siyand26) April 8, 2021
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