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Bonang’s team says Queen B won’t apologise

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Bonang Matheba was left “disappointed” by her book being pulled off shelves by Exclusive Books. Her team said Queen B will not apologise for the errors which caused the nationwide recall of Bonang: From A to B.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE after news, Bonang’s manager Sylvester Chauke blamed the recall on a publishing error that he claimed could not be attributed fairly to the star.

“It is a publishing error that is being dealt with by the publishers. Bonang was obviously upset by it but she will not apologise for the errors because these were publishing errors,” Sylvester said.

He would not reveal whether Bonang had proofread the book ahead of its release but said it had been reviewed by a number of people connected to the project for accuracy and grammar.

“A few people read the book, including several at the publishers,” Sylvester said.

He said that Bonang was in communications with BlackBird Books to make sure the next edition was of better quality and was now focused on the future.

“Bonang and her team’s only focus is on the future and moving forward. I don’t want to go into the details of what happened because we are focusing on the future,” he said.

BlackBird Books told TshisaLIVE this week that Matheba’s book would be removed from shelves, with a new edition currently in the works. This after the memoir received major backlash from the public over grammatical and factual errors.

Publisher Thabiso Mahlape said she took responsibility for the mistakes.

“I take full responsibility for what happened. The last thing I want is for black people to be accused of mediocrity and I should do better. It’s on me as the publisher. I ought to have done better,” she said.

Era Baloyi

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Era Baloyi is a Copywriter, Social Media Manager, Public Relations and Communications practitioner who is Co-Founder and CEO of Fame Africa TV. He's been with Fame Africa TV since 2014 and he's seen how the magazine grew. He focuses more on entertainment, music and movie reviews.