Nonhle calls Bassie an 'old has been'

2011-09-27 07:47
Thinus Ferreira
Cape Town – Twitter-terror Nonhle Thema, 29, is calling Basetsana Kumalo an "old has been" after the 37-year-old media industry veteran pointedly and very publicly showed Thema to sit down.

Nonhle Thema's surprising and shocking Twitter tirades have been making waves in the past few months, and they are continuing unabated.

The once media-darling who is no longer on television has now seemingly found a new target in the widely-respected Basetsana Kumalo, executive producer for SABC3's Top Billing.

"My mom had haters cos of her beauty. Today I have OLD has beens as haters who only make the papers cos of me," Thema tweeted.

This tweet came after Kumalo, affectionately known as Bassie, blatantly refused to pose for pictures with Thema at the launch party for Kenny Kunene's new reality show KK – So What in Sandton, Johannesburg.

After Thema's very public snub by Basetsana, The Daily Sun quoted the former Miss South Africa as saying "Nonhle's utterances on Twitter are unacceptable" and that "you must treat people as you would want them to treat you. Nonhle has much to learn if she wants to have a long life in this industry."

Thema tweeted in response: "Some OLD has been must SIT DOWN. Her time is up."

Thinus Ferreira is a media and TV expert and critic. Read his blog here.


  • bill - 2011-09-27 08:08

    well , she got that right!

      Gucci - 2011-09-29 14:59

      @ Nicolas - You need to work on your grammar before posting any comments. @ Bill - Nonhle is a Bullsh#ting, wannabe that will say & do anything for attention because she knows bad publicity sells. She needs to find a real job & hope that her luck doesn't run out. You reap what you sow "Nonni" so just remember, your youth won't last forever and when days are dark, friends are few. I've seen many of your kind fall harder than a sack of potatoes. Do you know how ridiculous you'll look at 80yrs old with all those peer pressure tatoes all over wrinkled leather!!

  • Nicolas - 2011-09-27 08:16

    Well Bassie is a 'old has been'.....

      doodlenuts - 2011-09-27 09:13

      Rather a "has-been" any day than a "never-was" time is running out for "Notknown"

  • PippaC - 2011-09-27 08:19

    Charming, such class.

      sardonicus - 2011-09-27 11:03

      Hiss Hiss Myaaaaewwww!

  • J - 2011-09-27 08:20

    A spoiled, rude little brat who hasn't yet learned that money does not buy class and will be a little blip on the screen in this industry if she doesn't start behaving like an adult and show respect to those who paved the way. Bassie - you rock.

  • PinkSparkle - 2011-09-27 08:21

    Errrrrr, actually News24...Bassie is 37.........

      stack - 2011-09-27 08:35

      they did say that

      KD - 2011-09-27 09:09

      And your point is? What has age to do with anything?

      mpumie - 2011-09-27 10:39

      @pink please read again, it does say she is 37 and Nonhle is 29.

      Slindo Shamase - 2011-09-27 11:19

      Pink is rite, in the morning they made an error and said 27 instead of 37.

      suzi - 2011-09-27 12:54

      I also saw that

      DeonL - 2011-09-27 15:50

      They changed it from 27 to 37.

  • Tolerant - 2011-09-27 08:25

    Thema is just common.

  • Bailey G - 2011-09-27 08:38

    Who is this stupid b!tch? I've never heard of her and glad i havent. She sounds like some little recently advantaged rich tart who thinks she is all that? Please chick, get over yourself.

      Gazza69 - 2011-09-27 08:43

      I found a wig and some lipstick now it thinks its gods gift!

      suzi - 2011-09-27 11:08

      Sooooo agree with guys. @ Gazza69 LOVE YOUR COMMENT HE HE

  • Craig - 2011-09-27 08:44

    Who the hell is this Nonhle person anyway??????

      DeonL - 2011-09-27 15:51

      She should get old van's job at the airport, come plane come plane.

  • Baloo - 2011-09-27 08:49

    Nonhle is just a common, classless wannabe. SA's Paris Hilton.

  • Ke maketse - 2011-09-27 09:04

    @News24. Bassie is 27??? and Nonhle is 29 and yet she calls Bassie old

      Borken - 2011-09-27 09:13

      Maketse thema is 27 Bassie is 37 not 27 :)

      Sbonza - 2011-09-27 10:20

      wow...I thought Nonhle was 29 and Bassie 37

      mpumie - 2011-09-27 10:41

      Please Nonhle is 29 and Bassie is 37 that what News24 said. Pls read again

  • Janine - 2011-09-27 09:19

    Who is this classless woman and why does she think that she is important?

  • Anonymous Thinker - 2011-09-27 09:25

    Bassie worked dam hard to get where she is, instead of insulting such a brilliant woman, Nonhle should be graciously bowing down and learning from her! Nonhle is just another spoilt brat who thinks she's entitled. Maybe her and JuJu should hook up.

  • TrulyGoode - 2011-09-27 09:27

    One upmanship for Basetsana Kumalo - she has a page on Wikipedia. Nonhle Thema has yet to get there!!

  • IhateYou - 2011-09-27 09:59

    She only lives intwitterland. Thats where she pours her heart. Poor fans have to listen to all her crap

  • GypseyAnn - 2011-09-27 10:10

    Not a good way to lead your life - show Bassie some respect.

      Skuinskoek - 2011-09-27 21:21

      Because she deserves it - what a stylish and graceful woman she is (and has been when & since she was a "youth"), Sies, Nonhle and other wanna-bees - learn, you have a long way to go.

  • Daemos1 - 2011-09-27 10:13

    What a chickenhead

  • Ngqeku - 2011-09-27 10:30

    This girl needs a serious prayer. Really now, we don't need people like her

  • Nathi Masemola - 2011-09-27 10:58

    Nonhle is a real bi***C,she does not respect other people ,she is making her self feel good by attacking innocent people,i think she must be kicked out of twitter,she is not normal in her head.

  • Sphynx - 2011-09-27 11:06

    she's trying too hard to be something,shame all in the name of fame

  • duits - 2011-09-27 11:48

    What Bassie has learnt about class, etiquette and respect and has already forgotten, miss what's her face, still has plenty of catching up to do. Just remember money can maybe buy alot of things but definetly not respect or class! You'll still stay common!

  • NoKaK - 2011-09-27 11:55

    And there she goes again! Brainless rantings brought on by what I can only imagine is a confidence boosting mind altering substance. You are a disgrace to woman you SIS thing you.

  • HuletSugar - 2011-09-27 12:38

    Bassie is a classy lady...this other thing on the other hand.....she barely started her "career" and her 15 minutes of fame already gone to her head.

  • Esbeth - 2011-09-28 10:21

    Bassie has more style and class in her pinky nail than this wannabe!

  • SOBEIT - 2011-09-30 11:56

    just imagine if nohle bitch amongst bitches doesn't have things to say about the real beautys like Bassie khumalo, she would be a miserable goat in her life. while on the other hand Bassie she 101% better than her, shes got it all beauty, self respect, respect for others, while nonhle has bitchiness, low self esteem without cellphone to post her tweets.

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