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The Sad Story of How Dr. Malinga Made Millions, Only to Lose It All in One Night 

The Story of How Dr. Malinga Made Millions, Only to Lose It All in One Night

After his recent appearance on Podcast and Chill with MacG, during which he broke down in tears about his financial woes, the fall from grace of South African vocalist Dr. Malinga has become a topic of discussion in the social media.

Many of his devoted followers, who are familiar with the incredible but unassuming path that led him to stardom, were taken aback by this news.

Malinga entered the entertainment industry by complete accident in 2011, when he was featured on Dj Choice’s Cassanova hit. The following year, he won the Record of the Year award at the South African Music Awards.

The Story of How Dr. Malinga Made Millions, Only to Lose It All in One Night

It was in 2013 when his singles, such as Mahoota’s club anthem Via Orlando, began to make real waves across Southern Africa that he began to see financial success.

He made millions on the way.

But all went to bad when agents from the South African Revenue Service broke into his house earlier in 2022 and stripped him of all of his possessions in order to satisfy the debts that he had accumulated over the course of many years.


This was the first time that the general public was given a glimpse into the troubled entertainer’s personal life.

He argues that the burden was to be put on his accountant who improperly advised him regarding investments and tax avoidance.

“My accountant failed to advise me accordingly until it was too late, and I ended up accumulating the R2.1 million owed to Sars,” he explained to the Chillers. “My accountant failed to advise me accordingly until it was too late.”

Despite the fact that he claims to have invested some of his millions in homes and estates that he is currently selling in Pretoria, all of his money streams dried up during the Covid-19 rise that hit economies all over the world.

Speaking to MacG and Sol, Malinga further claimed that the black tax has devastated him and forced him lose money supporting his family members.

To add on to the salt, Maling is currently being owed royalties for the tracks he has done before with some artists including his part of the share from Via Orlando.

After news of his demise, some of Malinga’s contemporaries in the music industry have extended their hands to support him in cash and kindness. A number of musicians, including Makhadzi and Black Coffee, have made financial contributions in the hopes of putting an end to his suffering.

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At the moment, a screenshot of a Facebook post that was made by Dr. Malinga when he was at the pinnacle of his career is being shared on various social media platforms.

Through this tweet, some social media users have taken Dr Malinga down memory lane and are accusing the artist of mocking them at his prime phase.

In a post that Dr. Malinga published on Facebook in the year 2017, he made a sarcastic appeal to his audience, asking them to vote for one of his songs.

It was written here:

“Now that you are sober, probably broke, and likely in debt, and the only thing that you are able to pay attention to, I can now safely say happy new year!!! If you need financial assistance with things like school fees, transportation, stationery, uniforms, or even rent, let us know. Please SMS “Akulaleki Mawunemali to 31314.”

It’s almost as though Dr. Malinga did not post this information five years ago.

After Dr. Malinga’s recent appearance on Podcast and Chill with MacG, during which he discussed some of the challenges he has been facing with his lifestyle and finances, this drama has ensued. In addition to this, he discussed how the South African Revenue Services caused him to lose several properties (SARS).

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