Seven months ago a student tweeted about how she lost an opportunity to go to China and work because she was owing a large amount on her varsity fee account and could not get her degree.
Bonang responded to the tweet, offering to help the woman. Bonang then sent the student a series of messages, asking for her contact details and telling her that her office would get in contact to discuss settling the account.
However, after Bonang heard that the amount was R56,000 she apparently unfollowed the girl and stopped responding to her messages, effectively cutting her off from being able to communicate with her on Twitter.
The student, whose tweets under the name Amber_Run sent out a string of tweets today, telling her side of the story, and explaining she was left stranded by the media personality and business woman.
After tweeting about her experience, Bonang started trending on Twitter with many weighing in on the matter.
Maar Bonang should've replied to the girls DM's at least to let her know if she will still help or not
— NaJIYANE (@Thulile_Matladi) September 25, 2017
Y'all must stop using "she's not Bonang responsibility" as an excuse as if she came knocking Bonang's door for help
— Long Live Romeo (@Nep3r) September 25, 2017
We see this whole people like Bonang see an opportunity to grow their fan base, the sad part is she made herself out to be a role model
— Monde (@Deski1701) September 25, 2017
Tweep: I need help financially
Bonang: say Nomore, how much?
Bonang : unfollows/block
— Man’s NOT Barry Roux (@AdvoBarryRoux) September 25, 2017
Some found tweets that Amber_Run had tweeted about AKA cheating on DJ Zinhle and attributed this to why Bonang ignored her and stopped communicating with her.
And she blocked her. Bonang can be petty https://t.co/yb8YIJcxmm
— Akanyang Merementsi (@AkanyangM) September 25, 2017
Bonang probably saw the girl's old tweets. ???? Girl has been trolling Bonang's man phela
— Erykah Badon't (@_Boitumelo_P) September 25, 2017
Bonang is yet to respond to the tweets or comments.