OPINION | Marred by controversy and soaked in scandal: Is Die Antwoord's House of Zef collapsing?

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Ninja of Die Antwoord performs at the Sziget Festival 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo: Joseph Okpako/WireImage)
Ninja of Die Antwoord performs at the Sziget Festival 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo: Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

South African schlock-hop group Die Antwoord released their latest album, House of Zef, on 16 March of this year, to (as of writing of this story) a resounding lack of reviews.

This could be because of the stealth nature of the release, or it could be because, if you believe some commentators, Die Antwoord have become pariahs in the last few months.

They've been dropped from at least two festival line-ups, and also had to postpone their North American tour that had been scheduled for September 2019. They've said it's because they were too busy on other projects, but an alternative theory has been advanced, writes Chris Roper.

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