‘We did not listen to your loud whisper’, Malema mourns Riky Rick


Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has mourned the death of rapper Riky Rick, saying the nation did not listen to the rapper’s “loud whisper”.

The Boss Zonke hitmaker died early on Wednesday. In a statement, his family has asked for privacy and prayers.

His cause of death has not been revealed.

“The family of SA artist Riky Rick with profound sadness this afternoon confirmed his untimely passing. Son, husband, father, brother and uncle, Riky ‘Ricky’ Makhado, 34, sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning (February 23) in Johannesburg,” the statement read.

Taking to social media, the EFF reacted to Riky’s last tweet.

“We love you my man, we did not listen to your loud whisper. We thought we still had time and, unfortunately, we are now too late to intervene,” he wrote.


Malema said he was thinking of Riky’s wife, Bianca and his children during this tough time.

“Please sleep my brother … we are weak and defeated. We hope to wake up tomorrow feeling better than we are today.

“Let tomorrow be better for all of us, in particular your immediate family and friends. I’m thinking of your wife, children and Uncle Vinny,” he said.



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