Simphiwe Dana apologises to Musa Mseleku: ‘My utterances were unfortunate with regards to his personhood’
Simphiwe Dana. (Photo:Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Simphiwe Dana has issued an apology to popular polygamist
and host of the controversial show, Mnakwethu, Musa Mseleku following the
derogatory comments she made about him and the show last week.
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In a thread she angrily wrote on Sunday 23 February, Dana
expressed how distasteful she found Mnakwethu and how she believed it was
greed and not polygamy that was being shown on the show.
the african tradition hill y’all are willing to die on? I say y’all because it
could never be me. Women being humiliated like this could never have my stamp
of approval. Can’t even believe that it’s being flighted. Surely we have rights
as women,” she wrote.
“And I’m not against polygamy. I’m a village girl. But this
is not fucking polygamy. It’s greed, pure and simple. Nx,” she continued before
swearing at Musa and shaming the size of his manhood.
“Polygamy is only warranted for 2 reasons. 1. You are rich
and have lots of land that needs to be overseen. 2. Your wife cannot bear you
children. And in both instances your wife chooses your second wife, in cahoots
with her mother in law. So f*ck Musa Mseleku and his tiny d*ck.”
Although Musa did not immediately respond to the tweets,
Mzansi Magic issued a statement where they condemned the incident, which they
referred to as a social-media attack.
“It is unfortunate that Musa Mseleku, our host for Mnakwethu
which airs on channel 161 on Tuesdays was attacked on social media on 23
February 2020. The show was not intended to bring harm to the women featured in
it, the Zulu culture and most importantly its host Musa Mseleku,” the statement
issued on Twitter read.
“We are a platform that provides compelling content which is
aimed at evoking and not provoking emotions through illustrating societal norms
that reflect the dynamics that come with marriage and mistresses,” it continued.
Simphiwe has since apologised and said that she had
wrongfully taken her anger out on Musa.
“I have watched a few episodes of Umnakwethu in disbelief
over the past few weeks. As a feminist, the emotional abuse and humiliation of
women on the show really hurt and angered me greatly. As a result I
personalized that anger and took it out on Musa Mseleku,” she began.
“I unreservedly apologize for this. For any hurt I have
caused him, I am truly sorry - and I believe there is another, less harmful way
from all parties affected, that this conversation can be had.
“…Still my utterances were unfortunate with regards to his
personhood. And for that, I hope he accepts my apology,” she continued.
Read Simphiwe Dana’s full apology below.