Simphiwe Dana. Picture: Instagram
Simphiwe Dana. Picture: Instagram

Simphiwe Dana faces backlash for calling SA men 'gold diggers'

By Entertainment Reporter Time of article published Apr 20, 2020

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Twitter was in shambles on Sunday night when afro soul singer, Simphiwe Dana labelled South African men as the "biggest gold diggers". 

Posting on her account, the "Ilolo" singer said: "Truth is that South African men are the biggest gold diggers. They even dig the maintenance money." 

Furthermore she added: "Bacela iUber (they ask for Uber). Ubathengele iairtime (you buy them airtime). ubabhatalele irent (pay for their rent). They're driving your car. using your bank card. and you're paying all the bills. shameless. Still have the audacity to go out there and say they're taking care of you. That you a gold digger. They're not paying maintenance."

Following this, "Simphiwe Dana Must Fall" topped the Twitter trends list, with South African men trying to defend themselves.

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/SimphiweDanaMustFall?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SimphiweDanaMustFallis unnecessary her career is already in deep sleep. Now and then these former celebrities will come and tweet shit to revive their dying fame. pic.twitter.com/VriUF0n1Om

— Thuthukani Nkosi (@ThuthukaniNkosi)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/SimphiweDanaMustFall?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SimphiweDanaMustFall pic.twitter.com/5c6EXP4V2d

— Mupangabuwe (@Real_Liberty_SM)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/SimphiweDanaMustFall?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SimphiweDanaMustFall pic.twitter.com/aGdSrmwbfF

— Samuel Jr (@SamuelJ39453362)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/SimphiweDanaMustFall?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SimphiweDanaMustFall pic.twitter.com/Dar2sS9lB5

— UmalambaneZN ➐ (@UmalambaneZN)

This cycle of generalization does nothing but increase mediocrity with regards to parenting of the boy child. Women have found comfort and solace in resentment towards the male gender based on their individual experiences.

Invite God unto your dark spaces, not Social Media.

— Welcome Kgoloko (@Bauba_K) April 19, 2020

However, some South African women agreed with Dana's statement and supported her sentiments. 

Yes MAMA SHAKE THE TABLES😊 They generalize South African women everyday and sithola nje , siba buke! SHAKE THEM MAMANE 💋

— Miss L Mahlangu (@lesedienhle_m) April 19, 2020

South African men are angry tonight because it is said they are the biggest gold diggers. I don't know how many times the topic about South African women being gold diggers has come and passed and nobody has paused and said "wait, you're generalising" Patriarchy is hurt😂

— ❤MAMIYA❤ (@Phumla_N) April 19, 2020

Facts.

— Ottilia Anna MaSibanda (@MaS1banda) April 19, 2020

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