REALITY TV star and nudist Zodwa Wabantu may be a great dancer, but she doesn’t take kindly to being disrespected. This as she almost moered “loud-mouth” poet, Ntsiki Mazwai, on a production set last week.
Zodwa is shooting her reality TV show with Moja Love set to premiere next month. Informants said the drama unfolded in front of the crew. Unfortunately, it couldn’t be recorded to protect the reputation of the station.
According to an insider, who had a first-hand experience of the fracas, the stand-off happened in the make-up room. Said the informant: “Zodwa told Ntsiki she must go and take a bath first. Initially, we thought it was just a joke. “But when things escalated, we had to separate them.
“She told Ntsiki in isiZulu, ‘Ungangijwayeli umsunu, wena (don’t you dare disrespect me)’.”
Another source said Ntsiki remained calm during the confrontation.
Insisted the source: “Surprisingly, Ntsiki was composed and softly apologised to Zodwa. She tried to explain what she meant by her tweet, but a fuming Zodwa had no interest in her explanation. Zodwa then told Ntsiki not to ever use her name to gain fame or followers on social media.”
Informants said the beef started when the poet posted a semi-naked picture of Zodwa on social media and then invited people to discuss it. When called for comment, Zodwa confirmed the incident.
Recalled Zodwa: “We were in the same make-up room. She came up to me while I was minding my business, pretending to like me, so I said, ‘Hey, sfebe, stop pretending to like me when you tweet nonsense about me. I also told her I’d f**k her up.”
Zodwa then discussed how she couldn’t stand fake people.
“If people feel like they’re better than me, then let it be,” Zodwa said. “But I don’t like it when they pretend to like me in my face. If they think I’m trash, so be it.”
In her response, Ntsiki said she “loves and respects” all her sisters in the industry, including Zodwa.
– Sunday Sun