Cape Town – The matric dance season is upon us and matriculants are pulling all the stops to ensure their special day is as memorable as can be – from stunning to outrageous outfits coupled with the flashy rides dropping them off.
This year, however, matriculants seem determined to make their matric dance entrance a show-stopper.
In August a Durban girl from Danville Girls High School made a grand entrance at her school’s gala event at Coastlands Umhlanga.
Shaé Geary ditched the fancy car norm and rocked up at the venue in a blinged-up shopping trolley wheeled by her matric partner.
But one matriculant has left Mzansi in shock after she arrived at her matric dance in a coffin.
Arriving for matric dance in a coffin? pic.twitter.com/KpYG7gynwX
— Ke Motloung? (@LebogangNM) October 1, 2022
Pictures of the unusual entrance went viral on social media.
The pictures shared by @LebogangNM on Twitter show the girl, all dolled up with a full face-beat in a gold and black dress laying still in a coffin surrounded by onlookers.
“Mehlolo ee. Arriving for matric dance in a coffin,” the user captioned the snaps.
In one picture, the girl can be seen smiling while onlookers appear to be taking pictures of the unbelievable moment.
Tweeps responded with shock, with some asking if the parents funded the stunt.
Few thought there was nothing wrong with creating “a dramatic and memorable” entrance.
Here are some reactions on Twitter
I think it’s sick. Death is not something that should be mocked
— Billy (@bilnasty) October 6, 2022
Everyone wants to be remembered, well she made sure.
— Fy Niaina (@jtzll) October 4, 2022
Nothing wrong with this dramatic and memorable entrance. Its a one of a kind and got the intended attention. The only reason why peeps reacted negatively is because they are in denial of the reality of dead. The saga of life begins in the womb and ends the tomb. FACT…
— Fon Godfred Mbakwa Jr (@MbakwaFon) October 3, 2022
…& the family allowed this & paid for it?!? ???
— SeaPoint OnPoint (@SeapointO) October 1, 2022
— Bole Bole (@Mabole8) October 4, 2022
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe