Simphiwe Dana clears the air on helping an alleged abuser
Award-winning musician Simphiwe Dana has set the record straight after she was called out for helping an alleged abuser.
This comes after a social media user hit back at the singer who has been expressing her viewers on gender-based violence on her social media platforms.
In a now-deleted tweet, the user said that Simphiwe was being a hypocrite by adding her voice to the outrage after she helped a man that was abusive.
Simphiwe said that at the time of helping him, she did not know he was abusing his partner.
Following the tweeps revelation, many social media users dragged the singer.
Simphiwe went on to say that her biggest disappointment was women who do not believe her because she is a celebrity.
"My biggest disappointment has been women who chose to not believe me because apparently ‘celebrities’ can’t be trusted to tell the truth. Women I adored. When I outed Mohale aboPenxenxe attacked me", she tweeted.
The dragging did not stop.
See tweets below.
Tell the whole story ungandikwekwi uthi "aboPenxenxe" coz the story we got then was that a man abused his girlfriend on holiday, at the airport he tore her passport, authorities arrested him. You used your connections to help him get released and come back home. I criticised that https://t.co/HXUXltKpJ3— The Villager (@Penxenxe) June 16, 2020
You need to realise and own the fact that you played a role that amounted to someone’s injustice the same way SAPS tried to contribute to what was supposed to be your injustice, that’s what your were dragged for & that not every woman out there has your resources..own it— Nonhlanhla🌻 (@Tshinaki_) June 16, 2020
The hitmaker, who recently released the critically acclaimed album, "Bamako", then penned a thread detailing how she helped the accused abuser and how after finding out he had abused his girlfriend, outed him.
"I’m explaining this for the very last time. I’m not sure why it’s not clear but here we go. My sibling got a call from her best friend at the time, Mohau, frantic, saying that he was in jail in Kenya and that his passport was confiscated. My sibling was also frantic", she said
Read the rest of the thread here:
1. I’m explaining this for the very last time. I’m not sure why it’s not clear but here we go.— #BamakoIsHere (@simphiwedana) June 16, 2020
My sibling got a call from her best friend at the time, Mohau,frantic, saying that he was in jail in Kenya and that his passport was confiscated.
My sibling was also frantic.
2.I jumped and thought how I could be of help. I helped out.— #BamakoIsHere (@simphiwedana) June 16, 2020
The very next morning I read Malatji’s tweets about his experience of the whole debacle that put Mohau in jail. I was shocked and saddened at how I helped someone who abused a woman get out of jail.
3.Remember, Mohau wasn’t my friend and I didn’t know anything about his character as a person. He was always there for my sister and I appreciated that about him.— #BamakoIsHere (@simphiwedana) June 16, 2020
I even contacted the woman he abused, she confirmed what he had done.
4.After my sister and I spoke with her, I outed Mohau for what he did to her, on Twitter.— #BamakoIsHere (@simphiwedana) June 16, 2020
Later the woman who was abused and Mohau, released a joint statement calling me a liar. I don’t blame her as I know the psychology of abuse.
5.She had been abused several times by Mohau and his mother was aware. That’s the full story.— #BamakoIsHere (@simphiwedana) June 16, 2020
Now, I can take the blame for helping someone without knowing the full story. I didn’t enable an abuser. I’m a feminist who doesn’t waver but in this regard
6.I made a mistake of not finding out what exactly happened , I only thought of my little sister’s best friend in trouble, jailed in a foreign country.— #BamakoIsHere (@simphiwedana) June 16, 2020
I do hope that this puts rest to this whole thing.