DRAMA! Madison shoes drops Nonhle Thema

2014-11-15 18:11

Just when Nonhle Thema seemed to be getting her groove back, the star is again facing controversy after her most recent endorsement by Madison Shoes has dropped her.

The move comes after reports that Nonhle was involved in a scuffle in Botswana last weekend.

Sowetan newspaper claimed that Nonhle made derogatory statements about fellow patrons while at a club.

It was claimed that she called the girls in Botswana fat, ugly and infected with Aids.

Nonhle denied the claims, apparently telling the newspaper that she was on the phone with her boyfriend.

Now Madison Shoes has decided to drop Nonhle as its brand ambassador, just months after she joined the team.

In a statement, Madison said it does not condone derogatory comments against any sex or race.

Nonhle has yet to comment, but the decision must come as a major blow, considering it's the first big deal she has received since her meltdown and subsequent loss of endorsements a few years back.

Here's the full statement from Madison:

We in no way condone derogatory comments against any sex, race or medical conditions. The trip which was undertaken by Ms Thema, was in her personal capacity, however being the ambassador for Madison, The Heart of New York, she felt it would be appropriate to address her fans and introduce the Madison brand as well, during the trip. Due to the alleged circumstances of this trip and its repercussions, we regret to announce Ms Nonhle Thema is no longer the brand ambassador for Madison, The Heart of New York shoes. Madison shoes will be donating R10 000 towards AIDS awareness in Botswana and will work alongside the Options Botswana brand which stocks Madison shoes in Botswana to raise money and awareness in regards to AIDS related illnesses We wish Ms Thema well with all her future endeavours and thank her for all her hard work and help with the Madison brand.


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