Ntombezinhle ‘DJ Zinhle’ Jiyane found herself responding to skin-bleaching allegations after taking part in the 10-year challenge that has been trending on Twitter. People all over the world took part in the challenge that required them to post pictures of themselves that were taken 10 years apart to see how different they look now.
— #URaMiracle #ERAbyDJZinhle #ZeeNation (@DJZinhle) January 14, 2019
One of her followers pointed out that the DJ’s skin seemed lighter in her recent picture, alleging she had bleached her skin.
“Bleaching on steroids. I don’t give rat ass ukuthi nithini self-hating Blacks. Stop making excuses for bleaching. It doesn’t mean I don’t like her when I point out that she’s bleaching idiots. It’s facts she’s bleaching and she’s not the only one,” said Twitter user Fikile Hlatshwayo.
But Zinhle was not having any of it, telling the critic: “I-bleach wutatakho [bleach is your father]. Maybe wang’thengela i-bleach [maybe you bought me the bleach] Fiks. Don’t be mean for attention. Umdala [you’re an adult]. Also, we are doing this challenge for fun not so you can be mean so you can take a break. Umuhle yezwa, mawungayeka ukuqina nje [you are beautiful, if only you could stop being stubborn].”
Maybe wang’thengela i-bleach Fiks. Don’t be mean for attention. Umdala. Also, we r doing this challenge for fun not so you can be mean so you can take a break. Umuhle yezwa, mawungayeka ukuqina nje. https://t.co/H5BDfFf5U5
— #URaMiracle #ERAbyDJZinhle #ZeeNation (@DJZinhle) January 15, 2019
Her fans also jumped to her defence, saying the camera quality and lighting could have contributed to what looks like a lighter DJ Zinhle.
Former police minister Fikile Mbalula also took part in the challenge and posted a picture of himself during his initiation school days. He said he posted the picture to stop others from doing it on his behalf.