Robert Marawa checks Ntsiki Mazwai after she disses Kobe Bryant tributes

Robert Marawa checks Ntsiki Mazwai after she disses Kobe Bryant tributes

- Poet Ntsiki Mazwai rubbed tweeps up the wrong way when she questioned those who payed tribute to deceased basketball star, Kobe Bryant

- Kobe Bryant passed away in a tragic helicopter crash yesterday

- Ntsiki questioned why South Africans pay tribute to American icons when Americans don't do the same for us

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Ntsiki is known for her acid tongue and going against popular opinion but, this time, she went too far.

Tweeps were gatvol with Ntsiki's online rants after she came for those who are mourning the death of basketball legend, Kobe Bryant.

Ntsiki exhibited a 'who cares?' attitude at the news of Kobe's death and accused those who were touched of being too influenced by American culture.

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She asked if American Twitter would come to a standstill for a South African athlete the way Mzansi Twitter did for Kobe.

Tweeps quickly let her know that Kobe was not just a US athlete, but a global icon.

They came for the good sis' blood and didn't let up one bit.

Even legendary sports broadcaster Robert Marawa jumped in to defend Kobe's name.

Ntsiki was forced to block more users than she's ever blocked in her Twitter career. reported that Kobe died at 41 when a helicopter he and others were travelling in crashed into a hillside yesterday morning.

Investigations to determine the cause of the crash are still ongoing.

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