Musician and poet, Mzwakhe Mbuli has come out strongly against allegations of him being a funeral scammer and opportunist.

Speaking to TshisaLive today, Mzwakhe said he is neither a conman nor is he corrupt.

“I vehemently deny the claims and challenge him (Thabiso) to lay charges against me if he suspects that there was fraud. I am not above the law. I am not a conman. I am not corrupt. I fought for these people’s freedoms and now they repay me by accusing me of being a scammer?” he told the publication.

Mzwakhe was accused of scamming bereaved families of famous South Africans by pretending to raise funds for the funeral when a celebrity dies.

The allegations were made by Thabiso Mosia, a man claiming to be Mandoza’s brother.

Thabiso said Mzwakhe raised over R200 000 for Mandoza’s funeral from ministers and MECs but the money was never given to the family or even used for the funeral.

“”I am no stranger to silly accusations but because of this I think it is best if I stay away from Ray’s funeral arrangements. I will just be a normal person and won’t offer my assistance,” Mzwakhe said.