Bonang Matheba found herself the object of Twitter jokes this week after an encounter with local house musician, Ralf Gum

It all began when her boyfriend, AKA, tweeted a direct quote from her:

“’You can’t have fun if you don’t have money’ – Bonang Matheba”

Bonang and AKA are renowned for their lavish spending. They regularly holiday around the world, travel first class, and consume ‘the finer things in life’.

However, the statement was seen as boastful by most of their followers – who simply cannot afford to live the life they do.

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Although that tweet garnered many responses, it was Ralf Gum’s reply that caught the eye. The DJ responded to AKA by saying:

Bonang’s response came two days later, and although she tweeted with her usual confidence, it seems as if she got ahead of herself because most of her followers didn’t understand the context of the question she asked:

And then came the replies:

Perhaps the cruelest jibes came from those who compared her grammar in this question, to that in the first edition of her book, From A to B

The book was highly criticised for its poor editing, and numerous grammatical and factual errors before it was recalled and republished. It seems people haven’t forgotten:

In the end, Bonang retaliated by blocking most of the Twitter users who were giving her grief

Do you think you need money to be happy or to have fun?