Veteran radio personality Redi Tlhabi was thrust into the spotlight after Jacob Zuma accused her of being part of a conspiracy against him. Now Tlhabi is fighting back against those who cross the line with threats and defamation against her.
Redi Tlhabi has been subjected to abusive comments since ex-president Jacob Zuma accused her of being part of a plan to discredit him.
Briefly.co.za reported that during his testimony at the Zondo Commission, Zuma had accused the journalist of being a spy and part of a 'co-ordinated' attempt to dethrone him.
Tlhabi was bombarded with threats, targeting both herself and her family, and she isn't taking it lying down.
The radio icon took to social media to warn those who crossed the line that they will be dealt with:
"I will share with you how easy it was, through legal means, to identify them, find their work places, contact their bosses, serve legal letters and watch fireworks. One fool at a time."
In a series of posts, Tlhabi revealed that she had allegedly been targeted by a person who owned a PR firm, using a fake name, reports TimesLIVE.
Tlhabi commented that citizens were often too busy to take full advantage of the law, but this is far from the case in this instance: "If they want to play, let's play."