Simphiwe breaks her silence

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Muvhango actress, Simphiwe Ngema broke many hearts this week when it was reported that she had left the popular soapie.

Fans have come to know and love Simphiwe in her role as Thuli in Muvhango. But Simphiwe says it’s time for a change.

“As they say, all good things have to come to an end. I had a great time there and worked with amazing people, but it was time. God has bigger plans for me, and I felt it was time for me to leave and to grow,” she told Metro FM’s Mo Flava on Thursday.
Earlier this week, The Juice reported how Simphiwe’s character had apparently been written out of the script.

Simphiwe says that even though she was planning to stay with the soapie for about 5 years, she often felt the pressure of being an actor in an industry that could discard you at any moment.

“The industry is very unpredictable. A producer can wake up one morning and decide they don’t want your character anymore, and you have to have something to fall back on,” she says.

Although Simphiwe will now focus her time on her “other projects”, she says acting is her first love and something she would love to continue in the future.

We’re sure it won’t be long before we see her on our screens again! Until then we’ll just be watching the telly, going…

Story: The Juice
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Unathi apologises for Twitter comments


The Idols judge and radio host realises that she shouldn’t have used offensive language.

Unathi Msengana has apologised for the comments she made on Twitter.

This week, Unathi angered some people after making comments about racism at Stellenbosch Unversity on her Metro FM radio show. She also ended up trending after the hashtag #UnathiBeLike went viral. One tweet didn’t impress Unathi and she ended up swearing at the user responsible for it, calling her a “psycho b**ch” .

The Metro FM DJ, who has since been suspended, issued a statement on Thursday.

The statement reads as follows:

Two days ago, on radio, I expressed an opinion on the language policy at Stellenbosch University. Thereafter my opinion became the subject of a Twitter debate. Unfortunately some of the subsequent commentary criticised me in ways that I felt badly violated my personal life and my personal beliefs.

To be cast as an advocate for rape, gender inequality and homophobia when I am passionate about ending these social ills, was extremely shocking. As a result, in what I have come to realise was a bad attempt to defend myself, I reacted by engaging directly with a Twitter follower. However, as upset as I was at that time, I should not have used offensive language. I therefore wish to publicly apologise for my choice in language. Going forward, whilst l refuse to be bullied on Twitter about my opinions, I will exercise better judgment when using this platform. I thank those who have supported me.

Source Zalebs
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