Simphiwe released a statement on Wednesday, in which she says that she has been “on the receiving end” of Ntsiki’s tweets since Monday, and that she will be taking her to court
“There are various tweets that imply that Simphiwe Dana is an alcoholic and has slept her way to the top. Simphiwe distances herself from these tweets as they are false and are defamatory,” the statement reads.
“Moving forward, Simphiwe Dana will be taking legal action against Ntsiki Mazwai for her tweets, as they may cause irreparable reputational damage to her personal brand and that of other brands that are in partnership with Ms Dana.
“There are various tweets that imply that Simphiwe Dana is an alcoholic and has slept her way to the top. Simphiwe distances herself from these tweets as they are false and are defamatory”
“This is not the message that we want to send out to the young future leaders of South Africa and Africa as a whole about Simphiwe Dana’s character. Simphiwe Dana stands for hard work, ambition, dedication, perseverance and the right support to become successful as is proven by her social activities and involvement.”
Simphiwe and Ntsiki became embroiled in a Twitter spat this week, after the latter claimed that she “discovered” the Afro-soul singer
Simphiwe took to Twitter, where she disputed this claim, after which Ntsiki went on a rant about people sleeping their way to the top and being alcoholic.
Ntsiki has since taken to Twitter, claiming that she never mentioned anyone by name in her tweets.
Author: Team Talk