Bonang Matheba has recently taken to Twitter to defend herself against a Twitter troll who said she and Babes Wodumo needed prayers. Following her release, Bonang has been the talk of the Twitter streets, with followers complaining about grammatical errors in the book. Her book has been recalled since, with Exclusive Books offering to refund those who had purchased the book. Now the country waits for the new and improved version of the memoir.
Babes Wodumo set Twitter alight on Tuesday after she posted a video on social media pleading with her followers to help remove a song of hers from the internet that could have been leaked before its official release.
In the video Babes Wodumo says she lost a USB containing a song of hers – Gandaganda, that she was still working on – asking people to help recover it by sending her links to the song so she could try to remove it.
In isiZulu, she says: “We have heard people say they’ve heard it being played in South Beach and other places. So guys, if you have a link to the song, please send it to me, whether you DM it or on Facebook, Bongekile Simelane. Please send it to me so we can try to delete it, please. It is painful because it has not been mastered yet. So I’m begging you, please help me.”
Social media users could not understand how the Wololo hit maker would delete the song through a link when she said it was in a USB. It has since turned out that her plea was a PR stunt.
The two have been compared to each, with Twitter users saying they belonged in the “same WhatsApp group”.
One user tweeted Bonang: “South Africa, let’s come together and pray for Babes Wodumo, she needs our prayers. Don’t forget Bonang too,” they wrote.
Though Bonang did not deny that she perhaps needed the prayers, she told the troll that they too needed the prayers.
“You don’t have a hit. Or a hot career. Pray for yourself too,” she tweeted.
…you don't have a hit. Or a hot career. Pray for yourself too. ❤️ https://t.co/M2n1sTmbEY
— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) August 28, 2017
Twitter had a field day. Check out some of the reactions below:
At least he's good with grammar and punctuation. pic.twitter.com/JhzTQOwL0N
— Twins In Rhythm (@ThulaneMthuma_) August 28, 2017
— Thapz (@ThapeloAfrika) August 28, 2017
Sit down sisters there is nothing hot about your career…it is just public
— Katli kat (@Katlisucces) August 28, 2017
Atleast he doesn't have a badly published book ????
— Neelović van Strange_muffin ???? (@Strange_muffin_) August 28, 2017
You think you have a hot career? Hahahahahaha
— Etuhole Kayone (@Nyanyukweni) August 28, 2017
Why is she clapping so early like we forgot about the grammar…? pic.twitter.com/7NKSZoEh9K
— Elias Machabaphala®️ (@machabaphala22) August 28, 2017
— The Ashmed Hour®️ (@OscarMbo) August 28, 2017
— Phodisho Seloga (@Phodisho16) August 29, 2017
Tell him B. pic.twitter.com/HgKAmVDruL
— Mpho???? (@mpholes) August 28, 2017
Get them sis!!! pic.twitter.com/ntWodWVhsq
— Ikonic Wong (@youngdaawg) August 28, 2017
I keep on forgettin ur clapbacks are fire too pic.twitter.com/7bPEKzmqKS
— Abuti T (@Thapelo_Malope) August 28, 2017
While I was sleeping, this historic clap back happened… FML????????????❤ pic.twitter.com/keU9FpBCDj
— AFanOfBlackPeople✨ (@Just_Katlego2U) August 29, 2017
This looks like it was meant to be one sentence, if that is the case, kindly remove those full stops plz.
— Mfundo Jack (@Damn_ashes) August 29, 2017
— Boom’barTheLegend (@TheLegendOnAir) August 29, 2017