Bonang’s new reality show was a huge hit with fans

Bonang Matheba at Somizi's wedding
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Bonang Matheba is on cloud nine after broadcaster SABC reported that her latest reality show had broken viewership records.

A Very Bonang Year, based in part on her time in the US last year, debuted on SABC1 last weekend, reaching more than 1.8 million viewers.

“We are excited to announce that A Very Bonang Year reached a record-breaking 1.86 million viewership in its first episode of broadcast. This is unheard of for any broadcast platform in SA for a celebrity-driven reality show genre and at a time when SA viewers have more reality TV content to choose from,” Zandile Nkonyeni, Head of PR: SABC TV Channels, said in a statement.

She said the channel had avoided celebrity reality shows until now and was happy to see their decision to acquire Bonang’s show pay off.

The show was also a huge hit online, trending for two days straight. According to a statement from Bonang’s team, it reached more than 1.3 billion impressions on social media.

“The extraordinary amount of hashtag impressions — number 1 trending hashtag in SA over Saturday & Sunday — emphasised the ‘B Effect’, with even more hashtag impressions than the 1.1 billion reached during the launch of The House of BNG last year,” they claimed.

Bonang was just as excited at the news and told fans it was “madness”.

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Vlogger Lasizwe showed his support for #ZimLivesMatter & RECEIVED homophobic responses

Lasizwe stands with Zimbabwe but attacked in return
Lasizwe Stands With Zimbabwe But Attacked In Return.

Reality TV star Lasizwe was left heartbroken when his support for the #ZimbabweansLivesMatter was met with hostile and homophobic comments.

South African celebrities have joined the masses in standing in solidarity with Zimbabweans, amid reports that anti-corruption protestors had been arrested and dissenting voices crushed in the country.

However, Lasizwe’s pledge of support was met with unexpected reactions from some homophobic users that left him hurt.

In response to Lasizwe’s “I stand with Zimbabwe”, one tweep replied “Unfortunately we don’t stand with gays”, while another tweeted, “No thanks, we don’t stand with you.”

Lasizwe said the homophobic tweets he was receiving were heartbreaking: “The homophobia I am currently experiencing from my fellow African brothers and sisters is heartbreaking! We still have a long way to go for the LGBTQI+ community to be free in Africa!”

Lasizwe has never shied away from his sexuality, has been praised for helping change the narrative about the LGBTQI+ community and importantly having some representation in mainstream media.

Many people rallied behind Lasizwe.

“Stop attacking gay people, stop attacking Lasizwe… Are you God wena to judge other people?’Another supporter  Daniel M Kekana said,  “Eish bro like in 2020 people are still homophobic? I find it rather narrow-minded, some people were told gay is wrong from an early age and they still believe that. As a grown adult be open-minded about things. A homophobe and racist, same whatsapp group #lasizwe”“He does not need you to stand with him. We are happy with him here in SA. We have no issue with his sexuality. Imagine being concerned about Lasizwes sexuality in the midst of police brutality in your country. Uryt enhloko?’ added another tweet.

Some claimed that it could be people that are against the movement trying to sabotage them.

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Is Alexandra Cane Black Coffee’s new bae?

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 02: Dj Black Coffee during the Music Is King media launch held at the Universal Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Black Coffee and Alexandra Cane could possibly be an item.

A Twitter interaction between international music man, Black Coffee and former “Love Island” contestant Alexandra Cane has caused speculation that the duo is dating.

This comes after Alexandra, who took part in the fourth season of the UK’s “Love Island” and has 1.4 million Instagram followers tweeted a picture of herself and included Coffee in the caption.

The caption read: “Ready for a caffeine overdose @realblackcoffee”

Both Alexandra and Coffee are in Mykonos, Greece where the DJ is still on tour.

Coffee replied to the picture of Alexandra saying, “let’s go”, in Greek. 

Moments later, Alexandra replied with a cheeky emoji.

any social media users went on to speculate whether the duo was dating and many felt they were.

Last month it was reported that Enhle Mbali and Black Coffee are at loggerheads following reports that the actress is demanding over R4 million from him, while their divorce is put on hold.

According to reports, the seasoned actress and businesswoman is allegedly demanding that her soon-to-be ex-husband settle her legal fees which amount to about R4 million, plus monthly maintenance fee and child support of more than R100 000.

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Zahara’s neighbours allege she broke lockdown rules by having guests at her house

Zahara accused of breaking lockdown regulations.

Award-winning musician Zahara has been accused of breaking lockdown level 3 rules by allegedly having several guests at her home in Johannesburg last week.

The star’s neighbours told the press that the Loliwe hitmaker allegedly had several people at her house last Tuesday evening, and alleged that guests took an access gate off its hinges to gain entry.

A video sent that has been circling the socials apparently shows the star and guests socialising and dancing on a balcony.

“There were more than 10 guests present and an enormous amount of noise. Police were called after 8pm to disburse the people. Police arrived at around 9pm,” said one neighbour who asked to remain anonymous.

Another neighbour said“there was a lot of shouting and many cars in the street” before security personnel managed to remove some  guests.

Honeydew police  spokesperson Capt Balan Muthan said he could not comment on whether police were called to the scene, but encouraged anyone who believed their neighbours were holding illegal gatherings to open a case of contravening the National Disaster Management Act.

Zahara denied she threw a party and told the press that the guests were family members attending a memorial service.

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Noma Gigaba arrested on allegations of assault

The wife of a former minister has reportedly been arrested.

The Hawks on Friday confirmed that the wife of a former minister had been arrested in Pretoria.

“She was arrested based on allegations of assault and damage to property and a warrant for her arrest had been issued,” said Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi to the media.

The woman is expected to spend the weekend behind bars, and will appear in a Pretoria court on Monday.

Mulaudzi would not confirm the woman’s identity, but a police source, speaking off the record, confirmed to the press that the woman in question was Noma Gigaba, wife of former home affairs and public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba.

The source made claims and confirmed the contents of a circulating WhatsApp message which stated that two officers arrested Noma on Friday and that she was being held at the Brooklyn police station until her court appearance.

 It was reported that the matter involves major damage inflicted on a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon worth in the region of R3m. A video circulating on social media, claiming that the vehicle belongs to Gigaba, shows smashed mirrors and glass on the floor, and long scratches down the passenger side. One of the scratches appears to spell out the word “cheater”.

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Boity sparks debate with Christianity comments

Twitter users confront Boity about a tweet from nine years ago, directed at AKA
‘The Bible is the epitome of patriarchy’ – Boity causes a stir on social media.
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Actress Boity Thulo caused a stir on social media . his weekend with her thoughts on Christianity, sparking a fierce debate with actor Tumisho Masha.

The star has always been open about her views on religion and got tongues wagging again when she took to Twitter to claim that there was a lack of female voices in the Bible, which turned her away from the religion.

“You telling me that was a record of people’s holy encounters and they barely got 10 nyana women to talk about their moments with Jesus? Gurl, bye,” the star said.

She also claimed that the “Bible is the epitome of patriarchy”.

Her comments caused a Twitter typhoon and actress Makgotso M also weighed in on the conversation, saying the Bible should be read in context.

The singer, who underwent a journey to be a traditional healer several years ago, said Christianity had left her with more questions than answers.

Meanwhile, the debate among fans raged on, with some defending the star and others slamming her.

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Unathi Nkayi has opened up about losing family members to the Covid-19 pandemic

Unathi opens up about family members passing due to Covid-19.
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Idols judge Unathi Nkayi took to Instagram this week to celebrate the recovery of fellow celebrity Lerato “Zah” Moloi.

While the presenter shared excitement at her friend’s recovery, she also shared the pain of losing those close to her.

“Thank you for posting your video on surviving Covid-19 on Insta, Rato. My aunt and uncle, brother and sister died on Monday four hours apart from each other. I am happy you are alive my love, Zah,” said Unathi.

The radio and TV personality opened up about the devastating effect the Covid-19 pandemic has had on her family after losing close relatives, just four hours apart, due to the virus.

The star also encouraged her followers to be more open about the virus.

In another post earlier this month, she spoke of the trauma of seeing others she loved bury their loved ones.

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SK Khoza apologises for ‘inappropriate’ jacuzzi video

SK Khoza apologises for Jacuzzi video that went viral on Monday and hit trend lists.

The Queen actor SK Khoza has apologised to his fans, friends and the Fergusons after a video of him at a party featuring topless women in a jacuzzi went viral on social media this week.

The video shows the actor walking around the room, while topless women danced and touched each other. The video surfaced online and landed the actor on the trends list.

As fans shared their outrage over the incident, SK took to Twitter to apologise for his actions.

“An inappropriate video of myself was leaked online and I would like to profusely apologise to my family, friends, employers and fans for embarrassing them and myself.

“I have put Ferguson Films, my family, and Mzansi Magic in a position I totally regret,” he said.

He admitted that his actions were “unacceptable and said he should have made “better decisions”.

The party appeared to have happened during the lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, when mass gatherings and parties are prohibited, and SK said that he took full responsibility for his actions.

“I take full responsibility, especially at a time we are faced with a serious pandemic. I should have made better decisions. I need to do better. To everyone I have disappointed and hurt, I am truly sorry.”

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The Fergusons, nor Mzansi Magic have responded to SK Khoza’s apology.

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AKA back in the ring after Covid-19 battle

“It was tough” – Rapper AKA says, but he is better and already preparing for his boxing match with rival Cassper Nyovest.

Rapper AKA is back in the game after recovering from Covid-19, and went back at it and hit the gym this week, ahead of his boxing match with rival Cassper Nyovest.

The star took to Twitter on Monday to post a video of himself boxing, leading to a flurry of comments from his fans.

He thanked one of the users for his encouragement and revealed that it was his first session since recovering from the coronavirus earlier this month, and it was “tough”.

AKA first brought up the fight in a series of tweets earlier this year when he posted a video on Twitter of himself at the gym hitting a boxing bag. He wrote, “Tag short pan. Let him know his management don’t care about him letting him do this fight.”

At first Cassper appeared to reject the offer but later agreed.

The rapper is now leaving the house, after telling fans last week that he had recovered from the coronavirus.

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Siphesihle Ndaba speaks about her hilarious encounter with traffic cops

Gomora‘s Siphesihle Ndaba has shared a hilarious encounter she recently had with traffic cops who mistook her for her character Mazet.

The star has captured the hearts of Mzansi with her role as the rough female gangster in Gomora, with fans often shocked when she steals cars with ease.

It was no surprise when Siphesihle took to Twitter to share how she was pulled over by a traffic officers who suspected she may have stolen her car.

“Just got pulled over by traffic cops, and it was honestly the funniest experience. I knew it was gonna go south when I rolled down the window and he said ‘Hau Mazet’,” she tweeted.

She continued to tell her fans about the questions she was asked.

“Where did you get this car?” “Don’t check the license, bro, I do not want get into trouble with  Sonto.” “Why isn’t Mazet written on your licence?” Who’s car is this? Did you steal it?” “Switch the car off, then restart it.”

Siphesihle said she never imagined herself as a TV actress but was loving the role as Mazet.

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