Local traditional music star Khuzani Mpungose has lauded football for bringing together two rappers who are sworn enemies, Cassper Nyovest and AKA.
The two rappers have had a long-standing beef but on Sunday put aside their differences to play in an exhibition football match against Maskandi artists.
The games which pitted various genres against each other were held at University of Witwatersrand fields at the weekend.
Local hip-hop stars faced off against their Maskandi counterparts in the final and that is where Khuzani was left impressed.
“Something this beautiful needs to be applauded,” wrote Khuzani on his official Facebook page. He posted the photos of Cassper and AKA on the field and in the dressing room.
“The two gentlemen played together on the field and shook hands. They passed each other the ball. Ey, if you were not at Wits yesterday, you missed out.
“There was an air of peace and I witnessed first hand what they always say about football being a unifier of people. We applaud you gentlemen and everyone else who was there,” added Khuzani.
But he also has his own sworn enemy in the Maskandi genre, Mthandeni Manqele who is better known as Igcokama Elisha and some responded by asking him when he would make peace with him.
“Are you scared to do the same with Manqele (Igcokama Elisha’s real name)? I am asking for a cousin,” replied Sthembiso ZamaNtusi Ngema.
Smiso Macingwane replied: “You must also do the same with Mthandeni. Don’t just applaud what others are doing when you are not doing it yourself.”
Others, like Wandisa Mzukwase, however urged Khuzani to not try and shake hands with his sworn enemy.
“You must however not even try to shake his hand please. Don’t ever do that to us as your followers. We don’t want to see you anywhere near him.
“Please don’t ever shake Mathandeni’s hand because he will then go around lying and claiming you were crowning him as a better musician,” wrote Mzukwase.