AKA's behaviour is against the principles of 'Ubuntu'
South African rapper, AKA has come under fire (once again), for seemingly flaunting his lavish lifestyle to the masses.
The SuperMega is currently in Thailand with his lady, the gorgeous Bonang Matheba, and has posted several snaps and vids on Social Media, which some have called a bit of a boast.
He also sad on Twitter that his current vacation is going to cost him “an arm and a Rolex”.
According to Flight Centre, a first class plane ticket to Thailand via Hong Kong costs around R90,000 return. Although, AKA later tweeted that R100,000 would "not even cover the (cost of) flights", Tshisha liev reports.
The publication even acquired the opinion of Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities, who says that 'showing-off' was not culturally acceptable and went against the principles of ubuntu.
"This behaviour is not acceptable and certainly not ubuntu. Ubuntu says that we are all equal and if any of us have more than another we must share. This practice goes against this. This is a western concept and is not culturally sustainable. It is not right that those who have means show-off while those who do not, are on the sidelines watching," Mkhwanazi-Xaluva said.
"It widens the gap of inequality and makes people who do not have feel miserable. People who are exposed to it want what is being displayed too and they are often left desperate. Such a practice increases vulnerability in communities and destabilises the entire country," Mkhwanazi-Xaluva said.
Siba Njoba, a financial planner at Alexander Forbes, told TshisaLIVE; “Many sports stars and celebrities are tempted to show their lavish lifestyles and new-found wealth by buying luxury cars, splashing out on expensive overseas holidays and designer fashion. The danger around splurging is that many celebrities’ riches are short lived, like anyone who has just come into money be it via winning the lottery or getting a large bonus at work. They should consult a registered financial planner to assist in making responsible decisions which will ensure they are financially-sound well into the future".
Prior to his trip, AKA tweeted; "Told myself in 2016, I would never be subjected to the humiliation of flying business class again. I’ll be sh*tting on the haters from dizzy heights over the next week. You have been warned".
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