JOHANNESBURG – When he performs on stage Dr Malinga exercises his shaolin kicks to please his fans.
But last week at the Metro FM Music Awards, Malinga put his famous kung fu kick at play when he kicked the bus compartment very hard and left it in a state of disrepair.
This happened when the bus was leaving King Shaka Airport to Elangeni Hotel where the artistes and media personnel were booked at.
Eyewitnesses who saw the star of Thandaza fame say that he wanted to get his luggage from the bus, but he got frustrated when the compartment failed to open.
“Dr Malinga vented his anger on the bus compartment door after discovering that it was not where he had put his luggage but a petrol tank compartment.
“Dr Malinga tried to open the compartment but he had difficulties, then he went back and kicked the bus. But he kicked at the wrong place as where he targeted was a fuel tank. That section fell into pieces after his powerful kick,” said an eyewitness.
Another witness said that his actions angered the bus driver who told him that he should fix the bus compartment.
“The bus driver got angry and he wanted to bliksem him for what he did. Malinga apologised for what he did, but the driver told him that he should fix the compartment. He fixed that section under protest,” said a witness.
The bus driver said: “Why are you breaking the door of my bus? Fix it now.”
Malinga protested, “It was already broken.”
But when he tried to fix it, he made it worse by messing the door up as it fell into pieces.
When approached this week, Malinga said: “I was trying to open the luggage compartment but I got to the wrong section. I kicked it and that door fell apart. I tried to fix it with the help of Isidingo actor Motlatsi Mafatshe, but the driver said we can just leave it. My kicks are working everywhere, my brother.”
– Daily Sun