Controversial South African socialite, and dancer, Zodwa Wabantu whose real name is Zodwa Rebecca Libram, is best known as a provocative dancer with no underwear and her moves drive men crazy.
Zodwa Wabantu has responded to the questions regarding her HIV status, telling people that she refuses to be bullied into disclosing her status because of insensitive jokes and stereotypes around the disease.
Taking to Instagram, Wabantu addressed the rumours by saying that she will never disclose her HIV status. She also slammed that people can joke about something so serious as people who are living with the disease, also have to still deal with the social stigma attached to it.
Speaking to TsihisaLIVE, Zodwa explained that she decided to speak out on the stigmas around the disease after constantly being told she was going to get Aids because she was promiscuous.
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Ubutshwala bu Tshisa Egazini 😂😂😂 Abaziyo kune HIV Positive phakathi Kimi😂😂😂😂😂 Eyami okusalayo & ngiyayithanda kakhulu. I love you HIV,Happy World Aids Month. When People talk remember there are really People who are going thru this HIV & Bayanisaba Baze Bafe. Mina ngizonikhulumela Shame. Angisabi lutho emhlabeni Wenkosi👊 This is how you talk the Talk Zodwa Wabantu way🤝🏾💪🥇 Ungaphiki nami ngibizwa Ngawo wonke amagama asemhlabeni🤟🤞
“I have friends who are infected by HIV/ Aids and who are constantly looked down upon. As Zodwa I stand up for the people. I have grown up being called a b*tch and a wh*re. People always make jokes about HIV and say that I sleep around and I should be HIV positive or that it will catch up with me.
“I am not the kind of person that will get sensitive and defend myself. Instead, I will fight back. It is not their right to ‘out’ people or force people to reveal their status. They are being bullies if they are and so I will tell them that. Your status is your business. It is yours, embrace it. Don’t allow others to make a mockery of it,” – she told the publication.
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