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‘Not HIV positive’: K.O from Teargas

By Sowetanlive | 2014-05-27 10:41:21.0 | COMMENTS [ 45 ]

Local hip hop group Teargas member Ntokozo K.O. Mdluli has posted his HIV test results on Instagram to squash rumours about his health.

Rapper K.O became a trending topic on twitter last week after a recent photo of him was published.

Many began linking his weight loss to HIV even comparing him to R Mashesha from Big Nuz who was also subjected to these kinds of rumours last year.




K.O manager, Thabiso Khati, lashed out at those spreading rumours during an interview with website ZaLebs.

"KO gyms and cycles everyday, he used to be chunky but he's now in good shape and living a healthy lifestyle. He doesn't drink or smoke or anything. There's no story here," he was quoted saying.

The rapper made the decision to put the rumours to rest yesterday by publicising the results of his HIV test.

The rapper posted a short clip of himself taking the rapid finger prick test at his doctor’s office, followed by an image of his negative test results.


However it seems that this was not enough to appease those baying for his blood as soon after posting the results many started questioning the accuracy of the test saying that he should take another test after 3 months.


His response to that was: “Its not the 1st time I post my HIV test results. Been testing at least twice a yr for the past 5 years! So f**k all this window-period-talk!”


It’s not all bad news for the rapper, his new single ‘Caracara’ is doing very well (Video almost at 300k views on Youtube) and his loyal fans are sticking by him no matter what.




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Going that far to prove a point just goes to show your level of thinking brother

2014-05-27 11:01:44.0 | 1 replies


Exactly, and even if he was HIV+, so what? The stigma attached to this virus will never end. I for one, doesnt think that he owed anyone any explanation...

2014-05-27 11:35:05.0 | 2 replies


He owed nobody any explanation.

2014-05-27 11:35:35.0 | 1 replies
2014-05-27 11:43:46.0 | 0 replies


People who are saying he owed not one an explanation are sick and busy spreading the disease. yes people will always talk because no one wants to die. For owing up and posting your results BIG UP

2014-05-27 12:20:16.0 | 1 replies


Tpaz I'm saying that he really didnt have to prove to us that he is negative....If he knows that he isnt, he really didnt have to do it...Its really up to an individual to prove to ppl, but not necessary... Its none of anyone's business if I'm hiv + or not!!! as long as I dont spread it and taking care of myself its no body's business.

2014-05-27 12:37:10.0 | 0 replies


aww my dear people will ALWAYS talk. People are mean out there..You are not doing yourself any favours by entertaining them.. You don't need to explain yourself all the time. Good for you that you are HIV neg..keep it that way and yes im loving your track caracara !

2014-05-27 11:10:09.0 | 2 replies
2014-05-27 11:43:09.0 | 0 replies


On point Galfrend, pls explain this to Tpaz

2014-05-27 12:38:04.0 | 0 replies


never heard of him, teargas yona ka etseba

2014-05-27 11:22:12.0 | 0 replies


DJ Sbu... The nation still awaits ------ Tick tock...!!

2014-05-27 11:28:17.0 | 0 replies


Shame if only he knows gore he doesnt have to prove himself to anyone. Ppl will forever talk and they will forever try to bring you down dearie. Some ppl nje are bloody mean sis how pathetic and sad.

2014-05-27 11:28:33.0 | 2 replies


Exactly dear, he should have just ignored them..

2014-05-27 11:57:51.0 | 1 replies


True he should've just ignored them now they gonna comeup with something else bout it. It just dont end with some ppl so feeding them and entertaining them is really not worth it ke sono shem

2014-05-27 12:08:45.0 | 0 replies


And this is the point that am trying to pit across here thank you Mellow...yerrrr.

2014-05-27 12:39:02.0 | 1 replies
2014-05-27 12:39:20.0 | 0 replies


K.O lovers and haters will always be there Bra and are meant to do exactly that, which is their purpose to make you succeed/ fail in life-- it's your decision which purpose they will serve in your own life. your status is your secret and famous or not, you don't have to prove any blOOdy sh!t to them.

2014-05-27 11:49:08.0 | 2 replies
2014-05-27 11:59:04.0 | 0 replies


Thank you Jengele...

2014-05-27 12:39:50.0 | 0 replies


He likes p**** too much, no wonder people are talking. These hoes ain't loyal.

2014-05-27 11:49:18.0 | 0 replies


better youve checked,,im scared to infact i wont do that anytime soon,,,,,,,,but hiv ayisabulali ifana ne flue,,,i wonder why people are so flippin scared of hiv but they always annoy/fight people with guns lol!!!!

2014-05-27 12:02:30.0 | 1 replies


If what you are saying is true, why won't you find out about your status?

2014-05-27 13:08:41.0 | 0 replies


Its amazing how when someone sheds weight people immediately associate it with HIV which I think its just people with small minds. Whether you have the virus or you don't never feel compelled to justify anything to anyone as you are just giving them the power. Remember it's mind over matter.

2014-05-27 12:17:15.0 | 1 replies
2014-05-27 12:41:05.0 | 0 replies


But nawe K.O you just had to stoop so low to those people's level to an extend of proving uncessary point. Such alegations will always come your way if you call yourself a celebrity or a prominent figure. Being called gay, being proclaimed broke and being called sick even if you are not, thats all part of it and you just have to have an ideal way of dealing with it

2014-05-27 13:03:41.0 | 0 replies


Its sad to see that society is still so cruel and behave like children in regards to this,K.O was kinda ona ohubby side but he decided to work out and drop a size or 2 and now his HIV Posistive....You sick for being arrogant and just talking rubbish nje!! As for the test results,no need for that homie,you`ve got ppl who listen to your sh!t and love your music worry about those fans!!

2014-05-27 13:06:00.0 | 0 replies