Euphonik on 'give back the land': You have hands and a brain. Get up and work
Euphonik's stinging words about the 'give back the land' campaign saw him get into a heated debate on social media.
The house music DJ didn't mince his words in response to a tweet by actor and high-ranking EFF member Fana Mokoena, which simply stated: "Give back the land".
Give back the LAND— Fana Mokoena (@fanamokoena) January 3, 2017
Euphonik believes that people should buy back the land, which will instill a "sense of pride".
"In the mean time we should be buying it back so you have a sense of pride. By giving it back it will land up In the same hands anyways," he wrote on the social media platform.
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The musician's comment didn't sit well with some of his followers, who accused of him of speaking from a "privileged place".
Themba I've respect for you BUT I find your comment being from a point of PRIVILEGE & somewhat myopic. Not everyone can afford like you sir https://t.co/Mmuumd6hFJ— Dacious Leago Nchoe™ (@DaciousNchoe) January 3, 2017
"Themba, how do you buy something that was stolen from you. It's like buying 'For the love of house' original copy, it belongs to you," added another user.
One follower brought money into the debate, saying that it wasn't just a matter of buying a few houses in Sandton.
Where do we get the money to buy back our land? https://t.co/27QdhAEr1N
— Mnisi wemvula (@pn_mve) January 3, 2017
When we talk about land we're not talking about a few houses in sandton. Now tell me can u afford a farm? Even if u can, how many of us can? https://t.co/7RZMrgXjho— Young Biko (@ASofaya) January 3, 2017
While another labelled the sentiment of 'buying back the land' as a "criminal activity".
Despite drawing criticism for his opinions, Euphonik stood firm that land should not just be given back to people and hit back at being labelled 'privileged.'
That's you assuming I got hand outs to get to where I am. Blood sweat and tears brother. I just made the choice work. I work for what i want https://t.co/udI6mujkTj— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) January 3, 2017
The 947 DJ added that there was no point in complaining and that 'being privileged' came with hard work.
"You work for privilege it's not handed to you on a silver platter. I'm not lucky to be me. I worked for it. Luck had no part," he added.
You have hands and a functioning brain. Get up, work and be ahead of the game for when/if they give it back. https://t.co/L7lHUylOix— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) January 3, 2017