Poet and musician Ntsiki Mazwai alleged this morning that she was “raped by Brickz”.
Using the hashtag Break The Silence, Mazwai tweeted "I was also raped by Brickz".
The kwaito star Brickz was recently convicted of raping a 16-year-old relative in 2013 at his Ruimsig home.
Fans started sharing their messages of support and applauding Mazwai for breaking the silence.
I'm sorry pic.twitter.com/CfEkuRWZJD
Yhoooo Ntsiki.....you should open a case and get some counseling my sister. Brickz doesnt belong in the society, he must rot in jail
I thought someone like Ntsiki would speak out immediately or rather sooner! This rape thing is deeper than I thought 💔💔 #BreakTheSilence
I'm so sorry sis. I don't even know what to say. you've hinted about this b4 but now that you've said it ish it hurts.
Sending u light & love, don't even know what to say, m deeply sorry u had to go thru that, yo strength is truly remarkable #BreakTheSilence
Wait what ? 😭😭😭 I'm sorry I know it'll never take away the pain but that's all I can say I'm sorry, God bless you❤❤
Sending my love to you. Thank you for your courage.
But critics attacked her credibility, questioning why she waited until now to come out with this revelation.
Are you serious Ntsiki? Why you kept quiet?
Can someone please break this down for me ? is this literal or figurative ? 🤔#Confused !
can you explain how? Coz i don't believe you pic.twitter.com/v8sorsxX2Q
Then maybe she could have went n faced the guy. Tellin us makes it seem like a cry for attention
go and open the case to @MbalulaFikile
Mazwai, who is very vocal on social media, hit back saying her critics were trying to make her "feel like a dirty liar”.
I see all these men coming to my tl trying to make me feel like a dirty liar....it's so deep
Society is the ONLY reason women don't report rape
In 2016 Mazwai revealed on Twitter that she had been the victim of sexual violence. She said that she suffered this violence at the hands of an “industry guy”.
“…And thing is….i know i said no and i know i tried very hard to push him off me…..he was just too strong…..but yeah i’m lying.
“And when that d**k has ripped inside your vagina……..everything else doesnt matter, the battle ends. He won. #1in3
“and i dont know why i didnt scream……. #1in3,” she tweeted.