- Media personality Minnie Dlamini has called out toxic social media users after a bullying incident
- When Minnie reminisced about growing up watching Noxolo Grootboom, many social media users accused her of lying
- The starlet has slammed the "vile" behaviour after she was forced to delete tweets
South African media personality Minnie Dlamini has slammed the toxic mob mentality that often comes with social media.
This comes after the celebrity cake under fire for showing love to the veteran news anchor Noxolo Grootboom. Minnie reminisced about how she used to watch Grootboom on TV as a child.
Unfortunately some Mzansi social media users accused her of lying, forcing her to delete the tweets.
Speaking to TshisaLive, Minnie slammed the toxic behaviour. Dlamini describes the behaviour as “vile” and said that the bullying needs to stop.
After she deleted her initial tweets, she posted another one to celebrate the legacy of the beloved news anchor.
Meanwhile Briefly.co.za previously reported that earlier this month, Noxolo Grootboom announced that she would no longer be reading news for the SABC and on Tuesday evening this week she bid an emotional farewell to her SABC viewers. Now local broadcaster eNCA has headed online and said that Grootboom will be joining their news team.
"Veteran news anchor, Noxolo Grootboom, is joining eNCA. The anchor, who retired from the public broadcaster after 37 years, will form part of our new anchor line-up. Grootboom delivered her final broadcast on the SABC's isiXhosa news on Tuesday night. Courtesy #DStv403," they wrote in a post.
South Africans were left super confused after many of them thought that Grootboom would be retiring from the news as a whole. Many of them expressed thoughts that it may be an April Fool's joke.
Read a few of their comments below:
"If this is an April Fool's joke then it's in bad taste. An English channel making fun of an indigenous language... like it could never be you."
"She retired from SABC, not from eTV. If eTV wants her services they can always contract her since she is now a free agent."
"April Fool's I suppose because ain’t no way this is true."
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