A video of mourners doing the gwara gwara dance at a funeral right next to the coffin has divided social media users.
In the video, young-looking people can be seen dancing to house music as they move closer to the coffin and dance in front of onlookers. No one claps or makes a sound, just the music can be heard. The video has divided social media users, with some saying the dancers were paying their respects in the best way possible, while others say the dancers were being disrespectful.
These were some of the comments on the video:
“What if it was the deceased wish?”
“Wooow lovely celebrating their loved one. I would also ask my people to dance for me like this and drink lots of whiskey at my funeral.”
“Youngsters request this types of things at their funeral especially if he/she was a dancer.”
“This is a nonsense it need to stop, it is not allowed in our community.”
“Jesus is coming it’s about time now don’t be shocked with such things. This world is coming to an end.”
“This is not after tears, what I mean is the casket is standing next to these lost souls at least if the dead person was buried first and then they can start to clown around when they came back from the cemetery.”
“What is wrong with that, my father arrange his whole funeral,from the funeral, to the spit braai, food, music and drinks and a whole weekend of all our family being together,it was the best funeral weekend I have ever been to, Family that we did not see for 20 years came together.”
“Life well lived need to be celebrated. You will haunt all those who cry and weep nonstop at my funeral.”
“I don’t see anything wrong lana. They are celebrating their friend, whom by the looks of things was just like them and the family is cool with it because they know nabo.”
Watch the video below posted on Facebook by Mzansi Diaries: