Nomzamo Mbatha. Picture: Instagram

Nomzamo Mbatha who is gracing the Cosmopolitan Magazine's first activism issue received heavy criticism with the main instigator being the controversial poet Ntsiki Mazwai.

Upon the release of the magazine's August cover on Sunday, Twitter had a lot of questions regarding the "Activism Issue" yet most agreed that Mbatha was a perfect candidate for the cover. 

That all changed on Monday after Mazwai claimed that the 'Ísibaya' star is not an activist. 

"Nomzamo keeps being positioned as an activist😂😂😂😂😂when? When has she EVER represented anything beyond her looks?", tweeted Mazwai.

Many tweeps then joined the hate train with one user even stating that "Nomzamo gets paid to do appearances at charity events" with others also jumping in, questioning Nomzamo activist duties. 

Prominent figures such as Anele Mododa and Redi Tlhabi along with other tweeps came to Mbatha's defence following the backlash.

Mbatha then clapped back to the user that said she gets paid to do appearances at charity events. Saying that her statements are untrue and unfounded.