SA DJ makes a stink in New York

2012-10-07 14:18

New York - A helping of tripe was not the only thing in hot water after a South African DJ was fined for cooking mogodu in his New York City apartment, according to a media report on Sunday.

Metro FM DJ T-Bo was cooking the traditional dish in his penthouse apartment when his neighbours complained of the smell, the Sunday Sun reported.

The odour resulted in him being fined $75 (R660) last week.

"I was shocked to be fined for cooking my cultural food. But I guess it comes with the territory," T-Bo told the Sunday Sun.

"I've been here so many times, but never experienced this. I suspect the smell might have been too much and I did apologise to my neighbours," he said.

  • yandisa.mashalaba - 2012-10-07 14:33


      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-10-08 00:04

      Question: Did he make the stink before of after eating the delicacy?

      hugh.robinson.56 - 2012-10-08 20:53

      If he did that in SA and a neighbour complained would he apologised? No way it would have been reported a racist incident.

      ally.oh.7 - 2012-10-09 11:11

      Eish, what a chop!

      kgomotso.pege - 2012-10-09 14:11

      @Xenswim1: Of course he would not have had to apologize. Or rather the fine would not have been imposed. And it's not even a matter of racism; the cultural setting is different.

  • aviwe.menziwa - 2012-10-07 14:56

    Lol! that's very funny. I mean it's unlike Tbo Touch to cook tripe so I'm quite surprised to read abt such...he cooked it in NYC nogal?...LOL

      alwande.ex - 2012-10-07 15:36

      Lol!! He chose NYC!! haaaaaaahhahahahaha. Penthouse, Nogal!!...please Trevor make some great joke outta this story :)

      azande.futhi - 2012-10-07 18:05

      When you are away from home you crave everything about home including home food, I understand Tbo. I would cook umngqusho nomphokoqo even myself. nothing funny with that.

      denis.gomo - 2012-10-08 14:51

      He should have made sure it's thoroughly washed before cooking it. I doubt people like him cook it when they are here at home...he would have known. Probably had been asked by a Yankee if he could prepare an SA traditional dish.

  • aviwe.menziwa - 2012-10-07 14:56

    Lol! that's very funny. I mean it's unlike Tbo Touch to cook tripe so I'm quite surprised to read abt such...he cooked it in NYC nogal?...LOL

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-10-08 08:49

      Maybe he tried it and done some basic steps wrong. Not the correct way to impress a girl T-Bo. Not the way!!! LOL!

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-10-08 09:34

      Now Tbo Touch has a criminal record for cooking Mogodu in NYC. Cooking crime. Ke Bosso!!!!

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-10-07 15:01

    The neighbours first thought, the drain had a leakage.

      william.letsong.5 - 2012-10-07 15:11


      johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-10-07 15:13

      Or did he just took his shoes off.

      obadia.segwape - 2012-10-07 16:46

      cal the plumber then not cops BRA U KILLED ME WIT THIS ONE

      steven.lirumo - 2012-10-07 23:56

      cant stop laughing!you rock Johan,i eat mohodo butur comment makes me lough

  • Khomotso - 2012-10-07 15:11

    He's missing african food shame. Where the hell did he find tripe (mogodu) in the state?

      dennis.partridge.79 - 2012-10-07 16:33

      im sure they have cows and sheep in NY haha just saying

      mumba.kunda - 2012-10-07 17:56

      thats a damn good question....

      azande.futhi - 2012-10-07 18:09

      they have farms and abattoirs in states. they dont import everything.

      mathilda.williams.1 - 2012-10-08 06:15

      Khomotso, one can buy squeaky clean tripe in many supermarkets in the greater NYC metro area :) I used to eat tripe years ago, but only from my mother or mother in law's kitchen, and they made a delicious dish from it, with curry, baby potatoes, served over stampmielies. Good stuff. But just tripe, no curry...... stinky.

  • feltmannakita.feltman - 2012-10-07 15:13

    Lol this news article has really made me laugh out so loud,m proud of the SA Dj 4 taking his home food 2 the city New York it says a lot bout him as a South African,his one proud South African...Well Up T-Bo!

  • tsaneka1 - 2012-10-07 15:17


  • sphala - 2012-10-07 15:42

    Hahahahahaha....your boy Tbo-Touch stinking the Building in New York,lol....question: dude where did you get your \stinking cultural food\? Proudly South African boyyy

  • peggy.khumalo1 - 2012-10-07 15:42

    Way to go @djt_bo

  • judith.taylor.56 - 2012-10-07 15:49

    Can smell dreadful during cooking, especially if you are still cleaning it. I have always found it too rich too eat. Tried French and Italian recipes and always been defeated

  • Omnivore - 2012-10-07 15:55

    Smell awful during cooking but afterwards its daaaaaamn good

      azande.futhi - 2012-10-07 18:11

      you are damn right there.

      penny.stone.589 - 2012-10-08 15:26

      Boiling it for 5 minutes and draining the liquid before cutting it up for cooking gets rid of the smell. Can't think of anything nicer than a good plate of tripe and onions on mashed potato, pens 'n pootjies - same thing. Curried tripe - very yummy! Most people miss out because their peers tell them it's horrid. No matter - all the more for me =D

  • Happy Marhambani - 2012-10-07 16:04

    Proudly South African, my question is: where did he get it????

      marah.louw - 2012-10-07 21:03

      I'm proud of you Son. Please don't apologise for being an African.

      mathilda.williams.1 - 2012-10-08 06:18

      In any number of supermarkets or meat markets in the NYC area :) I see it in our local supermarkets every time I shop there. Squeaky clean and well wrapped (to prevent any odour leaking ) :)

  • tshepo.ngobeni.94 - 2012-10-07 16:05

    What the hell?

  • nanivintage.ngoasheng - 2012-10-07 16:11

    Lmao Dankie Touch!

  • yvonne.c.martin.71 - 2012-10-07 16:15

    Sold in all countries, not just SA

      gloria.somersall - 2012-10-07 23:30

      Exactly,Yvonne for that matter the way the tripe they sell in walmart is sooo bleached white I didn't think it even had a smell, it is snow white.

  • yvonne.c.martin.71 - 2012-10-07 16:17

    Tripe is sold all over the world.. SA not the only country that ears it!

  • sabelo.nogenge - 2012-10-07 16:24

    Here i come with inyama yentloko(smiley)

  • trudiroos.potter - 2012-10-07 16:24

    Sprinkle pepper on the lid of the pot before you cook it. Takes the smell away a bit. That was when I still cooked afval.

  • sabelo.nogenge - 2012-10-07 16:24

    Here i come with inyama yentloko(smiley)

  • saleem.dawood.92 - 2012-10-07 16:40

    I think Haggis is made from offal and packed in tripe. I think its an older generationg among most people. Its not really a racial issue, more a generation thing.

      johan.jacobs.33821 - 2012-10-07 17:20

      Tripe delicious Ilove it. But you need to clean it before you cook it

      hein.huyser - 2012-10-07 20:01

      Grew up on the stuff and loved it. But if you clean it before cooking no problem with the smell realy. Cooking it without cleaning is just unrespectful, especially in NY.

  • grace.kandetu - 2012-10-07 16:53

    I love this story. I would proudly eat tripe anywhere in the world, if I got the chance. If that makes me an uncivilised African, according some faceless people on News24, then that's fine by me. Hope everyone has a great sunday, some of you just need a hug.

  • johnny.matsetse - 2012-10-07 17:00

    Ehh Guys I would Imagine those American neighbours with their deep accent Saying !OHh my GooSH whot de heck is smelling here

      roche.brandy - 2012-10-08 15:17

      As long as they don't say...OMG! I'm cooking "afval" on a regular basis.. and our neighbors never complain about it....because we live in the backwoods on a couple of acres in Georgia! LOL

  • reine.marais - 2012-10-07 17:05

    Anyone for some haggis?

  • hein.huyser - 2012-10-07 19:50

    One place where your traditions means zip when it comes to responsible and respectfull neighbor-ship. Something our locals and cops can learn from

  • Harmony Mavodse - 2012-10-07 20:57

    kasi they also sell it in new york. they should stop complaining and start eating it too.

  • numerofigo - 2012-10-07 23:42

    LoL Dj T-Bos fined for cooking mogodu, i wonder why he didn't invite L Vega for dinner?

  • leko.dada1 - 2012-10-08 00:13

    Its time South Africans fine anything smelling American...

      trevor.abrahams.18 - 2012-10-08 09:03

      who does that to my neighbour i agree the Americans r going too far !

  • steven.lirumo - 2012-10-08 04:35

    Next time u must carry Rajah with u Thibos!

  • Onke.Dali - 2012-10-08 05:56

    Tripe with steamed bread, f#cking delicious! You cook that ish for 5 hours. Well worth it.

  • bmaestro - 2012-10-08 07:41

    what the hell is mogodu?

  • motleleng - 2012-10-08 08:09

    Ba nnyela...

  • lulama.mbelwa - 2012-10-08 08:15

    Lol NY citizens so funny tjo

  • chris.kleynhans - 2012-10-08 08:20

    Ridiculous is all I can say. I suppose if you do these things you have to be a little considerate but it still is food. In my neigbourhood I always smile when I smell the traditional food smell emanating from Indian family homes..Strong Curry in there...The Body Corporate peer controlled world is getting out of hand and we don't have freedom in our own homes anymore. Everybody becomes scared of everybody else and it is sickening...

  • sivinhoricardo.mdazuka - 2012-10-08 08:56

    I didnt even know that Touch was into African cultural dishes since he alwayz praises the Americans...I respect you T-bos,if we can have KFC and Mcdonalds in SA,why cant we have Mogudu in America? Mzantsi 4 sho!

  • julie.vanniekerk.3 - 2012-10-08 09:13

    The smell is worse than that of a corpse!

  • Parys - 2012-10-08 09:16

    USD100000 would have better and a deportation.

  • Nomvula - 2012-10-08 09:22

    Lol, do they sell tripe there?

  • Rebel - 2012-10-08 09:49

    Avoid buying black tripe, next time buy white tripe, soak and give a good wash, add a bit of lemon and bay leaves when boiling. Trust me, this mlungu knows how to make a good mgodu.

      lindokuhle.malindela - 2012-10-09 09:54

      awkodwa mlungu, ngyeza kwakho mpintshi wami ngizodla idinner, ngyethemba uyakwaz ukukhuluma khona sizosale sesithamunda nezindaba, lol

      lskosana3 - 2012-10-09 12:23

      Hai that is racist *julius's voice*

      sibusiso.mkoko - 2012-10-09 17:32

      By far the best Mlungu ever. SA needs more mlungus like u #smilling#

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-10-24 00:47

      As spoken in the the Sunday Times: Black tripe needs to be cooked with a spoonful of vinegar, to make the smell less powerful.

  • klasie.kitshoff - 2012-10-08 11:21

    Hell's Kitchen !!

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-10-08 11:21

    Thats funny! at least you apologised. As long as it was cooked by the time they complained and you did manage to eat it.

  • sarecen.smith - 2012-10-08 11:34

    where does he keep his goats?

  • mandilakhe.mtiki - 2012-10-08 12:57

    This is a very funny one, where did he get the tripe in the first place?

      penny.stone.589 - 2012-10-08 15:37

      OMW, do you think the sheep 'n cattle in the USA exist without stomachs? Tripe is sold the WORLD over. Just because some stupid plebs in a high-rise in New York didn't like the stench doesn't mean that the normal "man in the street" doesn't purchase, cook and eat tripe.

  • zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-10-08 15:23

    I'm just surprised about one idiotic comment after the other "Do they sell tripe in NY???". People... if you read the comments this has already been answered but you just decide to spew your dumb bile!!! This is depressing...

      penny.stone.589 - 2012-10-08 15:39

      I'll second that @zimbobwe.mugabe - really thick comments from the peanut gallery!

  • psalm.proverb.3 - 2012-10-08 16:09

    Hahahaaa!! Man I wish our newspapers were full of these mogodu-type stories instead of murders, rapes, corruption. T-Bo should have extended SA hospitality to the shocked neighbours by inviting them to lunch/dinner to "try some". The thought of being fed what they probably assumed to be rotting carcas would have kept them quiet in their apartments - ignore the smell, lest you be forced to politely "try it" at lunch/dinner. Viva Mogodu Viva!

  • abe.botha.5 - 2012-10-08 18:52

    Yankees do indeed know what tripe is. Especially Italians. They cook it themselves. All that T-BO should have done was to add a little vinegar which would have diminished the smell. Otherwise he should have curried it which is the way I like it. Tripe will yellow rice and raisins. Pure good S.A nosh

  • ruzen.oneal - 2012-10-08 18:57

    Hahaha this is soo o funny... priceless lol

  • mogolobaneng - 2012-10-08 19:31

    I hope they did not make him throw it out, lol. No please let him have his mogodu! Hahahaaaa

  • thembelanim - 2012-10-08 21:20

    and this is news becoz??

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-10-08 21:33

    I dont know if this incident helped the yanks to wake up and realize who the hell they did support 20 yrs ago but i am sure they definitely smelt something more sobering than roses.

  • salee.sithwell - 2012-10-09 01:32

    How do journalists get to hear about these things?