Local Youtuber Apologises After Being Slapped With R500k Lawsuit

Local Youtuber Apologises After Being Slapped With R500k Lawsuit

- The YouTuber who was issued a law suit by Bonang Matheba has apologised and retracted his defamatory statements

- Taking to Twitter, Rea Gopane posted a short apology acknowledging his mistakes

- However, many social media users felt that the apology was too short and he put no effort into it

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Local YouTuber Rea Gopane has apologised after being smacked by a lawsuit by Bonang Matheba. The podcast host had accused Bonang of abusing cocaine and introducing AKA to the drug.

Local Youtuber apologises after being slapped with R500k lawsuit
Bonang Matheba sued a local Youtuber after he accused her of drug abuse. Image: @bonang_m
Source: Instagram

After Bonang hit him with a R500k lawsuit, area promptly withdrew his accusations and apologised.

Social media users had mixed reactions to the apology.

@bongapercy said:

“Is this it? No “Dear Good People” or “Best regards” or “Yours in socials”?? You can do better, young man. Write another one. Quote songs. Quote Maya Angelou. Tell us why the caged bird sang! You know?”

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@queerdin1 said:

“This looks like when the assignment is due at 16:00 then wena you submit at 15:59 on some "as long as ndi submittile ke"

@lukhanyoluks said:

“Is this enough huh, only one paragraph.”

@realmrumadrive said:

“But chief this statement it's too short. She will tell you to revise it.”

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Meanwhile Briefly News previously reported that Bonang has instituted a defamation lawsuit worth R500 000 against a local YouTuber who made damning allegations about her.

Rea Gopane is a YouTuber who is one half of 'The Rea and Black Step Podcast'. Earlier this month, the influencer made some accusations about Bonang having a drug habit and introducing AKA to cocaine.

He said that he was told this sensitive information by media personality Siyabonga Mkhwanzi, more popularly known as Scoop. He said:

“Scoop told us that AKA is on coke, and Bonang is the one that got him into cocaine. Scoop told us that, bro, after the interview we had him right here at this place.”

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Bonang did not take kindly to the allegations and slapped Rea with a defamation suit worth R500 000. In the letter of demand, Bonang’s lawyers cite the financial demands as reparations for damaging her brand.

With fans cheering her on, Bonang made it clear that more letters were going to be issued soon, including one to Scoop himself.

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