Ntsiki Mazwai enjoys sharing her opinion and experiences with her followers on social media. She recently opened up about the treatment she got from a friend she once went out of her way to help.
The saying goes 'A friend in need is a friend indeed', and it is very accurate. Some people only know others when they are in trouble or need a helping hand, but when the time comes to give the assistance they received, it's not happening.
Ntsiki Mazwai, local poet, TV host and activist, recently shared her own experience with her followers on Twitter.
She says that she once drove 10 hours to help a friend who had an addiction problem, but when she hit a low in her life, the person didn't help her - she was harshly judged instead.
As reported on by YouthVillage as well, Ntsiki expressed her disappointment in this so-called friend.
"I once dropped my everything and drove 10hrs to help someone I love with a cocain addiction - last year at my rock bottom this person said to me 'all you're doing with your life is tweeting sh*t about people'."
Briefly.co.za noticed that while some of Ntsiki's fans supported her and said this was wrong of her friend, some social media users did not think she should be expecting help or support just because she once gave it.
Some of them even said the person was right about Ntsiki's behaviour.
@Lunga75022976 - Just because you help someone doesn't automatically take away their opinion about your life on twitterville. Plus,they were not far from the truth
t4benny - It seems like that person was right cos you are now doing exactly what she/he said about you..."tweeting about the same person"
@portiagopane - One life's lesson you should learn is that helping someone does not mean they should help you back, you are actually teaching them that they should be selfless. On their views about you, appreciate their honesty, after all it is their views.
@overlandjourno - ..never ever “give” love expecting love back. My approach to the definition of “humanism”. Swallow this and learn from it.
@neo_tema - Just because you help me, does not mean I must always sing your praises or always agree with you. Keep that person, they are the realist you'll ever find. No pretence
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!