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Limpopo man wants profits from “Haa, Hoo” song

Limpopo man Johannes Gopane broke his silence on Thursday, 10 March following the viral “haa, hoo” lion interview/video with the SABC.

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The lion survivor Johannes Gopane from the Ga-Mashashane area, where the Limpopo man lives revealed in an interview with Thobela FM that he wants the music producer to share profits with him from the “haa, hoo” lion video.

Gopane said he found it unfair that people are profiting from his viral interview and he hasn’t. The Thobela FM presenter shared with his listeners that people used his face on t-shirts and his voice in “haa, hoo” song,

Gopane revealed: “They should’ve approached me first and asked for my permission to use my face on the shirts and my voice on the song. For example, if the music producer received R3000 from the song, I should’ve gotten R1000 something.”

The 70-year-old who went viral on social media for his interaction with a lion also advised South Africans how to react when they meet a lion.

“Don’t run away if you bump into a lion. You must face it head-on,  stand still, and don’t turn your back on it. A lion can also eat its owners, so don’t run because if you run, it will eat you alive.”

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The brave Limpopo man from Marumofase village who’s been re-identified by Thobela FM presenters as Johannes Gopane says people have been asking to take pictures and videos with him since the viral “haa, hoo” interview with the SABC.

Facebook reactions from a recent interview:


Mokgale Samuel Mothiba: “I can’t guys, I’m not laughing but I love Ntate Gopane.”

Phomolo Mokomane: “What a brave man. God bless you.”

Mahlatse Motubatse: “He is now got a new name he is Solomon Deleila’s husband!”

Vincent Sterling: “Our very own Samson the lion survivor.”

Kgomotso Phasha: “Shame man! Ntate Gopane deserves something out of that track honestly.”

Josephine Hlako: “Nna kere a ba patele (they must pay) Ntate Gopane please help him Thobela FM. Ba tsea (they’re taking) advantage hey, my hero.”

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