Over the last few weeks, South Africans have been buzzing about the Soweto nightclub Konka which has been referred to as a “rich person’s playground”. This is because the establishment seems to be frequented by South Africa’s high-flyers who can seemingly afford to blow big bags of money in a single night out.
Many locals have now started joking that Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk, who was recently revealed to be worth over $288.6 billion, is the only person who really qualifies to go to Konka!
Elon Musk worthy of a Konka visit…
Konka has created quite a reputation for itself as the home of Mzansi’s rich and famous. Receipts from some of the club’s visitors go as high as R300k and the drinks on the menu are certainly not fit for the average Joe.
This must be why South Africans now believe that Elon Musk – whose net worth went up to $288.6 billion in a matter of just a few days – is the only South African person who actually qualifies to go to Konka.
Why not buy Eskom and SAA?
Many of them also joked that he should buy Eskom and help South Africa come out of the “dark place” it is currently in…and the beleaguered South African Airways (SAA) while he’s at it!
Mzansi hilariously jokes about Elon Musk’s wealth
Many locals seemed to be frustrated over the fact that Musk has enough money to solve many of South Africa’s problems while others resorted to making hilarious jokes about being related to him.
Here are some of their comments:
Molapo Morwamoshe Molapo said:
“They must sell Eskom and SAA to him we are sick and tired of bailing out useless entities with useless leadership that cannot think out of the box.”
Edgar-madidi Shingange said:
“He should come to have a drink at KONKA he qualifies”
Basani Mathebula said:
“Someone who can’t even create job opportunities for his country is busy uplifting other countries forgetting where his roots are mxm”
Elon Musk may be a trillionaire soon
We previously reported how the South African-born CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, saw his wealth jump to $288.6 billion (R4.242 trillion) according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index on Monday 25 October.
This means that he can now buy the richest companies in South Africa and still have enough money left to live a very comfortable life.
It is said that Musk’s jump in billions can be accredited to a surge in Tesla’s stock price after Hertz Global Holdings ordered 100 000 cars. However, Tesla shares have climbed in recent weeks even before the Hertz deal took place. The automaker’s stock price is up more 40% this year, almost double the gain of the S&P 500 Index.
Meanwhile, Daily Mail reports that Elon may very well become a trillionaire very soon. According to Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas, Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX is on track to propel the 50-year-old to trillionaire status.
According to Jonas, “SpaceX is challenging any preconceived notion of what was possible and the time frame possible, in terms of rockets, launch vehicles and supporting infrastructure”.