TV personality Ntsiki Mazwai called the attention of her employer, Moja Love after dropping controversial tweets on Leanne Manas celebrating 15 years as a host on Morning Live.
In a series of tweets, she said she did not think Leanne was doing an amazing job, but was white and “enjoying privilege”.
She further claimed that the host was ignorant of black culture and called it “white privilege in action”.
As social media users debated Ntsiki’s comments, with many slamming the star, Moja Love issued an official statement distancing itself from her views.
“The views expressed by Ntsiki Mazwai are not those of the channel and were expressly made by Ms Mazwai in her personal capacity. Moja Love values, loves and respects all South Africans and we celebrate all the diversity that enriches our country.
“We do not condone any form of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, religion, gender, race, culture or in any other form,” the statement read, wishing Leanne a happy 15th work anniversary.
Statement on Nstiki Mazwai’s Remarks pic.twitter.com/e4hUFWe0IY
— MojaLoveTv DStv Channel 157 (@MojaLoveTv) August 1, 2019
In a video posted to social media on Thursday night, Ntsiki wasn’t impressed by the official statement from Moja Love and she defended herself by questioning the timing of Moja Love’s statement.
“The statement from Moja Love: that’s deep, yo! I don’t understand how come you haven’t sent out press releases for when I attack black people, but now it is time to grovel for white people and you are there.”
Statement from NTSIKI MAZWAI about Leanne Mannas and Moja Love. pic.twitter.com/t4g23FqTV0
— Ntsiki Mazwai (@ntsikimazwai) August 1, 2019
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