Popular Scandals from Mzansi Celebs in 2019
2019 was indeed a very eventful year! We saw some trending celeb feuds that were all over social media during the course of the year.
Below we recap some of the feuds that spiced up the year as celebs went out against each other and spilt some beans.
Lady Zamar vs Sjava
In late October 2019, Lady Zamar posted some tweets (which have since been deleted) alleging that her former lover not only abused her, but that he also cheating on her with other women while married. She alleged that she was unaware that the rapper was married and said he had repeated denied being married.
This scandal got people divided because it erupted during a time where SA was (still is) wounded by a number of cases of femicide and abuse. What ticked many people off is the fact that most of Sjava’s music advocated for women to be treated right as he addresses some social ills on them.
Sjava later announced that he would deal with the matter in the courts.
AKA vs Burna Boy
The ‘xenophobic’ attacks that hit SA in October caused a lot of anger with many nationals outside SA. What vexed many on socials was AKA’s tweets that were misinterpreted, resulting in Nigerian artists slamming him for promoting hatred towards foreign nationals. Not taking anything laying down, AKA fought back and things escalated to a point where he and Burna Boy exchanged some nasty tweets. Burna even threatened physical violence and told Supa Mega to beef up security.
In his deleted tweets, Burna further said he will never set foot in SA however a few months later, he was announced as the headlining act at the Africans Unite Concert. This time, a host of Mzansi tweeps joined AKA’s army to restrict Burna from setting foot in the country. And they succeeded, but AKA was not done. In his verse for Nkalakatha remix, he shaded Burna Boy along with Julius Malema and all of Mzansi celebrities who kept quiet during the time when his life was threatened.
Babes Wodumo vs Mampintsha
Prayers were sent out to Babes to help her escape an abusive relationship after a video in which Mampintsha was seen hitting her. The abuse was first brought to light by Masechaba Ndlovu on her radio show, however she received some backlash for meddling in people’s business and backing Babes into a corner.
Shimora alleged that Babes had been cheating on him and a ‘drunk’ babes fought back with words, which resulted in the physical assault. It got messier when Babes opened a case against Mampintsha, then dropped the charges. Moments later Shimora followed suit. This situation had Mzansi drinking their water and minding their own business. It was a mess, fam!
Anele Mdoda vs Twitter
This had to be one of the most hilarious scandals of the year. This, according to the tweets shared, and not to mention Anele trending for what seemed to be eternity. The radio and tv personality commented on Sizwe Dlomo’s tweet where he said Kelly Rowland is the prettiest member in Destiny’s Child. Anele disagreed with Sizwe and called her (Kelly) ugly.
It got worse came when American twitter caught wind of the tweet and called Anele ‘Pumba’. The thick-skinned Anele laughed along with Mzansi and to take things further, her ‘fiance’ trolled her and cooked ‘Pumba’ for dinner.