Nonhle goes too far

2011-09-18 15:45
Gabisile Ndebele
Johannesburg - Someone is determined to put an end to Nonhle Thema’s ugly ­Twitter rants. And now Thema has landed herself in legal trouble.

LeBlerh Artist Management and Brand Activators is suing the 29-year-old Thema to the tune of R85 000 for allegedly defaming their client, SABC1 presenter Minenhle Dlamini (21).

The lawsuit stems from several tweets the former Vuzu starlet posted on Spring Day. That morning, Thema tweeted: “I will be at Hush this weekend...F***k Minnie and her drunk self...u will get another BEAT down if u think ure all that. Ure just a presenter (sic).”

This followed a story published in City Press about Dlamini’s ­assault at club Hush in Rosebank, northern Johannesburg.

LeBlerh’s Blessing “MaBlerh” Cele said they were not suing on Dlamini’s behalf but as a company that represents her brand.

Cele said: “Minnie is aware that we are suing Nonhle. We are doing this because my client’s source of income is linked to her reputation.”

In about 10 tweets attacking Dlamini, Thema also referred to her as a “young hoe” and a “drunk”.

On Monday, the management company sent Thema a notice from their legal representatives, ­Edward Nathan Sonnenberg ­Attorneys.

The letter, which City Press has seen, states that Thema’s “distasteful comments have caused an enormous amount of harm to our client as well as her reputation”.

The lawyers instruct that Thema should:
» Provide our client with a written undertaking within five days of date hereof (September 8) that you will forthwith cease and desist from making further defamatory statements regarding our client;
» Provide our client with a formal and sincere written retraction and apology; and
» Make a payment to our client, within 14 days of date hereof, of the sum of R85 000.

In response, Thema’s lawyers Rooth & Wessels Attorneys have requested to consult with their ­client on the matter.

Their statement reads: “We intend to meet to consult with our ­client during the next few days and revert to you by no later than close of business on 21 September 2011”.

But Dlamini’s team is not willing to budge and has instructed ­Thema’s team to “respond to us by Monday [tomorrow]”.

Dlamini, who was recently announced as the new face of Legit clothing, said she was “aware” that her team was dealing with Thema’s tweets.

She said: “I stand by my manager’s decision to sue on the grounds of defamation. I have informed them that I want nothing to do with the money.

“My plans are to donate it to ­charities and organisations that look after women that are ­victims of abuse.”


  • Sizwe - 2011-09-18 10:51

    While dignity is important you surely have to have a tough skin to be in the limelight surely Minnie and MaBlerh are aware of such. This smells of a publicity stunt.

      Gazza69 - 2011-09-19 10:20

      Nonhle who?? Who is this wannabe in the wig with the poor vocabulary?

      Baloo - 2011-09-27 08:59

      Nonhle needs to be stopped. She cannot go on insulting and defaming people on Twitter whenever she feels like it. It is about time someone stands up and draw the line. Good for Minnie's management team. Sue the tart.

  • saffagirl - 2011-09-18 16:49

    young hoe.....I always thought a "hoe" was a gardening tool.

      czovczov - 2011-09-18 21:29

      Its suppose to be "ho" derived from WHORE.

  • Stephen - 2011-09-18 16:56

    I suppose if you're trash you'll talk trash...

  • Nicolas - 2011-09-18 19:31


  • czovczov - 2011-09-18 21:31

    Who are these hoes? What do they do in life? What positions do they hold in society? How come I have never heard of them before?

  • Craig - 2011-09-19 07:31

    Who is this woman? Never heard of her? Is she supposed to be famous or something?

      Mswati - 2011-09-19 08:04

      She is the DA spoke person

      Deeteem - 2011-09-19 08:20

      No, obviously the poke person !!

      Gazza69 - 2011-09-19 10:21

      ...joke person??

  • Derrick - 2011-09-19 08:11

    What is Nonhle's problem really?Is this a question of attention seeking,no I think its too much now for a wealthy lady she is.

      Kappie - 2011-09-19 11:11

      she probably not GETTIN IT does a lot to you when u are sexually deprived, must say do feel sorry for the chap she dating.

  • buzz - 2011-09-19 08:19

    I'm glad Minnie has the better lawyers, cause that's how the winner is decided. But this whole twitter thing is so childish its surprising that we're talking about adults here. They should really just get a life...

  • Lindiwe - 2011-09-19 08:20

    it is about time Nonhle realises that she cannot go around tweeting nonsense about other people. she needs psychological help? she cant deal with the fact that she is now categorised as 'has been'. enough with her

      Mswati - 2011-09-19 08:34

      Hey Ms Senyatso, did she tweet anything bad about you?

      Lindiwe - 2011-09-19 08:55

      Mswati did you read the story? was i mentioned there? it was Bonang, Dineo Ranaka and now Minenhle Dlamini. just like you she must get a life. kids out there need role models. i like Nonhle but not her behaviour which is honestly misrepresenting her family particularly her humble mother

      Mswati - 2011-09-19 09:48

      @Lindiwe, I was just joking with you, please do not take it so serious.

      Lindiwe - 2011-09-19 11:38

      now that we wont see her face on TV,she resorted to these low class acts. Really. She is bitter and i dont know if she needs prayes,, Jesus or Chuck Norris.

      Kenno - 2011-09-19 15:10

      Mswati Every day youo continue to prove how STUPID you are. get a life

  • khafop - 2011-09-19 08:59

    @Sizwe,I couldnt agree with you more..all these celeb PR shenanigans really are just a ride on our emotion as fans..seen the new fried chicked ad with Khanyi and Kelly,now they all friendly..reaally now..

  • Daemos1 - 2011-09-19 09:37

    Nonhle's just a chickenhead

  • matubeng - 2011-09-19 10:12

    I like big companies to use real role models. I stopped buying KFC 'cause of their Khanyi and Kelly advert, I cannot imagine putting KFC in my mouth. They appear in paper for all wrong reasons, imagine if they really were to touch anything that one has to put in the mouth. ggggggggggggggaaaaaaaaaaaaaeeeeeeeeeeeeish, pooowwaaa!!!! Now Nonhle, shhhheeeeegggiiiissspphhhhooooooaaaaaaaaaaww!!!

      LiciousDee - 2011-09-19 10:34

      Are you for real?????

      Mswati - 2011-09-19 10:41

      You are not real Matubeng, you just can't afford KFC, stop lying please

      brown_bread - 2011-09-27 08:51

      KFC is disgusting, with or without Khanyi!

  • NoKaK - 2011-09-19 10:54

    Who is this bird? And why is she attacking someone almost 10 years her junior? Somewhat threatened perhaps? Well instead of being a nasty little cow pick up your game girlfriend!!! Haibo...SIS!

  • Badballie - 2011-09-19 11:17

    and of course South African law doesn't look at the truth of the statement either just whether the complainant has been hurt by what was said. What a joke

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-09-19 11:28

    Big Ho' Down @ Hush....

  • Engeltjie - 2011-09-19 15:45

    who is this child??? never heard of her before...silly girl needs to get a real job...but then again she probably wouldn't be able to survive one day in the real world.

  • BigIgRey - 2011-09-19 16:37

    nonhle is fine!! but she ain't playin with a full deck o'cards... sister done lost it. i still love you tho nhlenhle <3

  • nonovm - 2011-09-20 16:44

    minnie if you drink and think that you can control or speak to anyone the way you want, you will get what you asked for. PUNCH IN THE FACE........and nonhle dont think you better it could have happen to you 2 hey..

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