Papers 707’s funeral: Videos show people dancing, SA reacts

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South Africans were sober to the tragic death of amapiano DJ Papers 707.


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He was laid to rest on Tuesday in his hometown in Meadowlands, Soweto.

His passing left fans, family and friends, including DJ Fresh mourning.

However, the service was limited to 50 people to adhere to government regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic but South Africans could watch it live on Facebook.

Various video footage has now been shared on Twitter showing mourners dancing at Papers 707’s funeral.

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Amongst those who posted the video on the social media platform was Twitter parody account Man’s Not Barry Roux.

The influencer captioned the video: “The star died last week at the age of 42, after being admitted to hospital for gout. RIP Papers 707.”

In another video, a man is seen dancing while wearing only a diaper with the words “Papers 707” written on the butt area.

While some agreed that Dj Papers 707 would have loved the mourners’ dancing, many questioned whether it was appropriate behaviour at a funeral.

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Twitter user, @Katlego_Matt, wrote: “Nothing wrong here… Papers 707 was known for this and this is how his friends celebrated his life.”

Another tweep, @Vapopya1, added: “This is ridiculous. They could have done this at his house after the burial. We have divested ourselves of our culture of respecting the dead and burial sites. What is next, people drinking at the burial site?”

Bino Mathekga, who goes by the Twitter handle @MathekgaMatome, commented: “In African culture this is rubbish, nothing can justify this…”

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