- Mzansi actress Ntando Duma has caught the glaring eye of social media after a video of a disabled parking incident at an establishment recently surfaced
- In the video, Duma is seen to be involved in a heated verbal confrontation with an unknown woman off-camera
- Duma, who has since released an apology, has been called to order by social media users, many of whom have chided her for the poor and insensitive display
A video of the incident, which Duma claims occurred last year, shows the TV personality embroiled in a confrontation over her apparent disregard for the disabled parking.
At the start of the video, of the incident at an establishment, Duma can be heard asking the unknown woman what her problem is before tearing into her with a barrage of insults and innuendos.
Later, in the same recording, she can be heard asking the woman warning her how she knows she doesn't make use of a wheelchair. In the background, the woman can be heard appealing to Duma, who doesn't seem to want to budge.
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Staring straight into the live feed, Duma, at one point, lets her followers know that it was just a "white woman" trying to police her. And then as the video nears its end, the personality directs derogatory language.
It goes without saying that Twitter was enflamed at the video doing the rounds, with Duma's subsequent apologetic explanation doing nothing to qual the uproar. Her defence was met with criticism as social media users tore into her.
Briefly News takes a look at some of the comments below.
"Ntando Duma was, honestly, out of order. We can't force her to respect elders but she was obliged to give up the wheelchair parking for wheelchair users. This is total disrespect and disregard for physically challenged individuals."
"I still can’t believe there are people like Ntando Duma who speaks to adults the way that she did. I’m still in shock. [Having money] makes people think they are superior. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that she speaks to her own mother the same way."
@Charley_Djembe described one person's challenges, whom he said laments how the government does not accommodate the disabled. He said:
"I remember having a touching conversation with this other guy who uses a wheelchair. He was telling me how much the government doesn't cater for physically challenged people here in SA. Then there's Ntando Duma."
A further comment from @realNeoM chided Duma's entitled behaviour.
"She was racist, rude and disgusting! She parked in a disability bay and when called out, she goes on a racial tirade. It’s simply unacceptable behaviour by Ntando. I’m so disappointed!"
Duma apology does nothing to qual social media uproar
Even Duma's apology evaporated into thin air as people questioned its sincerity. A user @dramadelinquent said:
"You were rude to the woman who asked you not to park there and made it about race. You ridiculed those with mental illness. I do not believe the food establishment told you to park in the disabled parking."
"She is wrong for using the disabled parking, period! Don’t bring race into this, she is not supposed to use the disability parking, she is breaking the law. Stop making excuses for [nonsensical] behaviour."
Social Media tears into iFani, trolls rapper after ‘I am the best’ claim
Just a week ago, the social media streets had a field day tearing rapper iFani apart after his boldest claim yet set off a cataclysmic frenzy.
Fresh on the heels of collaborating on iKuku Endala with fellow Eastern Cape rapper Big Xhosa – who has shaken up the local hip hop landscape with a series of diss tracks – iFani has found himself at the mercy of the ultra-woke on the Twitter streets.
Briefly News previously reported that the uproar came after the Shake pot-stirrer claimed that he was the best South Africa has to offer musically. That is the least that could be decoded from his tweet which read:
"Musically, I'm the BEST."
It is safe to say that this claim did not go down well with the large majority, many of whom took to criticising and unmasking iFani while many others simply hung back and laughed themselves silly.
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Source: Briefly News