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Simphiwe Dana apologises to Musa Mseleku: ‘My utterances were unfortunate with regards to his personhood’

2020-03-04 12:11
Simphiwe Dana. (Photo:Getty Images/Gallo Images)
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.

“Is #Mnakwethu 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.