Bontle Sithole (Facebook)
Johannesburg - The past few weeks have reportedly been gritty for Muvhango actress, Bontle Sithole, who plays Busi Motsamai on the popular SABC 2 soapie.
Bontle has been targeted and insulted by fans after episodes of her character's sexual encounters with an elderly professor was aired. In the soapie the sex tapes went viral after being leaked on the internet by hackers.
Bontle, who is a first-year business management student at the University of Johannesburg, revealed that she has been called all sorts of names on campus and social media for her on-screen role.
She added that its been hard for her to deal with all the negative comments especially on social media, which are posted and re-tweeted.
It turns most of her attackers are older women. "It's especially the older women working on campus. Many people believe everything they see on TV. I try to explain that this is a play, the storyline was meant for people to learn from it, especially young girls," she said.
However, Bontle admits that she saw a storm coming and knew that it would cause quite a stir because that's what's happening in reality. "Men are taking advantage of young women, and the girls fall into the trap," she added.
Despite the negativity, Bontle hopes that the episodes, have taught young girls not to allow men to take advantage of them.