Cape Town – South African musician Dr Malinga recently opened up about his financial woes during an interview on Podcast and Chill.
The producer went into detail about his struggles with the SA Revenue Service (Sars) which repossessed and auctioned his furniture in his presence in July.
Dr Malinga broke down as he recalled how no one came to his rescue when he was struggling financially.
He revealed that he was doing well before the country was hit by Covid-19 and its restrictions that crippled the entertainment industry.
According to the performer, he owed Sars R2 million but managed to pay R1 millon.
“I was calling people I worked with. I called many people, but they didn’t come to my rescue. Every time I would call people and ask can you help and they never did,” said an emotional Malinga.
When asked about items he couldn’t let Sars take, he broke into song and sang: “Because I love my TV, I hide it under that bed and my studio.”
He said that although he was broke, he found delight in knowing that he could still help other people in need.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe