A TV presenter described as “Africa’s first lady of entertainment,” Bonang Matheba, has told her critics that whatever she is presumed to be doing with her body is basically her own concerns.
According to She Leads Africa (a nongovernmental organisation that helps young African women achieve their professional dreams), Bonang Matheba is a South African television host, radio personality, and business woman who hosts the red carpet for international celebrity magazine E!, while she is also the brand ambassador for Revlon South Africa.
Bonang also mentors South African girls and is regarded as an inspiration due to her passion for African women and woman empowerment, the NGO reports
A male critic reportedly incurred Bonang’s wrath when he allegedly came online to rattle off the names of the men that Bonang had supposedly been with.
In anger, the entertainer responded via a tweet, stating unapologetically: “My vagina. My rules.” The tweet generated 2,000 ‘loves,’ 656 retweets and 276 responses.
See the tweet:
My vagina. My rules. Let’s find another angle baby… this is also tired. Make some effort. You can do it. ❤️ https://t.co/w5L4BPQHUI
— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) June 7, 2018
Her fans would have none of the accusation, though, as they swamped the twitterspace with messages of support for their heroine with the hashtag #IAmBonang:
I choose my battles wisely ,not every action demands my reaction #IAmBonang
— Portia. (@Portia_Mashigo) June 7, 2018
I am a phenomenal woman destined for greatness, I embrace who I am not matter what others may think, I thrive in everything I do and in any situation I come out triumphant. I let go n let God. #IAmBonang
— Lebzie (@Lebziee) June 7, 2018
— Kagiso (@Kagi__N) June 7, 2018
When they expect a reaction from you just Bonang them darling #IAmBonang
— Boitumelo Mokoena (@boi_tukza) June 7, 2018
— ✗Su Yung-Li✗🍒 (@Rebelle_Crissi) June 7, 2018
#IAmBonang I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am not shaken by other people’s opinions about me. I am strong and I know I have a great purpose.👑
— Natasha Zulu🦄 (@_natashazulu_) June 7, 2018