Blogger Phil Mphela called out Lasizwe Dambuza on his Instagram post about buying a house in February, implying that he owned it from his hard-earned money, but was later revealed that the YouTube blogger and radio presenter rents the house with his boyfriend.
Taking to Twitter, Mphela asked Lasizwe why he lied about buying a house.
So @lasizwe lied about buying a house. Why kiddo?
You are a star and tge blessing would have come gradually in its own time. The pressure to slay must not ruin the brand and audience influence you have.
Mphela's tweets stemmed from a Drum article that mentions actress Khanyi Mbau's (who is related to Lasizwe) disappointment in the false achievement made by Dambuza.
"I‘m very upset at him for doing that; he lied – the apartment is a rental” https://t.co/7n49ZI1iP2
Dambuza responded to Mphela's tweets with his own screenshots of his actions, stating that he had never stated that he had bought the house, but implied that anyone could achieve what he had achieved.
Mphela sent a tweet back to Dambula by calling him a liar and lying to all of his fans, who had been praising the presenter for the supposed purchase of the apartment.
You should have corrected the headlines that said you bought a house. You should have made it clear that the apartment is not yours or its a rental. Your fans deserved that honesty from you. You let people congratulate you for a falsehood, that is lying and dishonesty.
You know I like you & want you to succeed. You are onto something big with the market demo you have cornered. Dont ruin it by not thinking smart. The Gogos can get away with glamour nonsense, you need to build your fanbase on honesty and young appeal. You dont need SANDTON slay!
Fans struggled to choose sides when they commented on the Drum article and Mphela's tweets, saying that while Dambuza did not say that he was staying with his partner, he had not said that he had purchased the house. However, others reminded fans and Twitter users of Dambuza's video, where he announces the news of his new home, and says how he wished his mother was with him.
Twitter mare ga e lebale moer pic.twitter.com/ciLBw7T2pJ
I picked up some confusion during his interview at metro fm last week that something doesn't add up .receipts please pic.twitter.com/1B8jEPJ4GK
Lol he must apologise. pic.twitter.com/bupOa2ibUM
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