FORMER SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng stole the limelight at the memorial of gospel star Lundi Tyamara in Johannesburg on Tuesday, declaring himself a prophet sent to lead the nation, whether South Africans like it or not.
Motsoeneng raised eyebrows when he walked into the Grace Bible Church in Soweto and sat in the front row with close friends and family of the gospel singer.
Motsoeneng was not listed on the official program for the service but his presence was acknowledged on several occasions during the service.
Later in the service, program director Penny Lebyane announced that the program had changed and that Motsoeneng would soon address mourners at the memorial.
It wasn’t long before Motsoeneng’s address had moved from mourning Lundi to blowing his own trumpet.
“With me, what you see is what you get” Motsoeneng declared, before mentioning 90 percent music quotas and asserting that the nation loved him. “Let me tell you today, South Africa loves Hlaudi, no matter what!” he told mourners.