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.
Although that tweet garnered many responses, it was Ralf Gum’s reply that caught the eye. The DJ responded to AKA by saying:
Money can't buy happiness! https://t.co/LG3GZGzSBA
— Ralf GUM (@RalfGUM) December 1, 2017
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:
Can you have fun when you’re not happy? https://t.co/zziBFKEqFa
— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) December 3, 2017
And then came the replies:
The statement was "money cant buy happiness" so where does her "can you have fun when you're not happy fit here?🤔 what does she mean anyway???
— Princess Una (@unanemu) December 6, 2017
It's sad that even at your age with the amount of knowledge you've acquired through out your life you can't distinguish Happiness from Excitement.. but to answer your question, yes you can have fun when you're not happy simply because you're just excited, it's something temporal.
— Simon K Situmbeko (@Simonfreemans) December 3, 2017
We don't need this kind of confusion in our lives. We are fresh from filling up FNB. 😕😕😕 pic.twitter.com/1SDx2ucF23
— MissK (@KholokaziM) December 3, 2017
In your defense, you're fake, so you can have all the "fun" in the world, it wouldn't make you happy. All the money you have is more than 100 households will ever see in their entire lives but you'll still look incomplete. so go on my lady, continue being fake buy that happiness. pic.twitter.com/2ok7EE62sp
— buyi-khaya (@szibuyiseni) December 5, 2017
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:
Now it makes sense ,it is really you who wrote that book.
— Miss Nah (@nyarahchisiri) December 3, 2017
I believe she wrote her book herself
— •• (@mathsbro) December 3, 2017
Bonang Matheba & Steve Komphela… Same whatsapp group…
— Andile (@AceMsuthu) December 5, 2017
In the end, Bonang retaliated by blocking most of the Twitter users who were giving her grief
😂😂😂what now what makes sense I'm blocked?
— 💘💅👏👣 (@cindymashaba) December 7, 2017
Im also blocked and its okay coz im still breathing..
— Miss Nah (@nyarahchisiri) December 7, 2017
Do you think you need money to be happy or to have fun?