You might have missed this altercation this weekend, but our July cover star Sho Madjozi (real name Maya Wegerif) and TV personality Bonnie Mbuli got into a twar after Bonnie accused Sho of having a ghostwriter.
This all began when Sho Madjozi tweeted a number of threads addressing the xenophobia and gender-based violence in South Africa, and many of her fans commented that her statements were well thought out and educational. Bonnie, however, was not a fan.
Bonnie, first tweeted (she has since deactivated her Twitter account), ‘It’s so obvious when your mainstream faves are tweeting think threads on current issues written by their PR.’
She then directly replied to one Sho Madjozi’s tweets by saying, ‘What about the fact that these are not your words?’
To which the rapper responded with, ‘You have to reflect on why you think a young African woman can’t write for herself. Don’t know if it’s internalized racism sexism or what? I have a degree in African studies and creative writing, and also you don’t know me, so this is very weird.’
You have to reflect on why you think a young African woman can’t write for herself. Don’t know if it’s internalized racism sexism or what? I have a degree in African studies and creative writing, and also you don’t know me, so this is very weird.
— #LimpopoChampionsLeague (@ShoMadjozi) September 7, 2019
Bonnie Mbuli, then, deactivated her Twitter account after the backlash.
The fans were v v vocal:
All Sho Madjozi does is tweet sense and mind her business. A non-problematic fave. That little comment from Bonnie really was unnecessary
— Witch 🇲🇬🏳️🌈🦄 (@HouseOf_Jezebel) September 8, 2019
What Bonnie Mbuli said to Sho Madjozi is so condescending, I don’t think we’re fully comprehending it.
Big sis is legit saying Sho Madjozi doesn’t have the range. Black woman to woman, I’m touched! 💔
— Zanele Madiba (@MissMadiba) September 8, 2019
Bonnie really doesn't know Sho Madjozi. Sho Madjozi isn't your average musician, the girl makes her own clothes,she is a poet, speaks over 8 languages, has lived in 5 countries including the USA and Tanzania. A little bit of research would have saved Bonnie the embarrassment. 😠
— Mutondwa (@MissAvidReader) September 8, 2019
— Bee (@0n3_l0v3__) September 8, 2019
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