South African media personality, Ntando Duma, has come under fire for a tweet shared on Thursday, 25 June 2020. The television star shared that she had attended the funeral of 3-year-old, Ansia, who had died at the hands of an older man. She captioned the post with, “Attended a funeral of a 3-year-old baby girl that was stabbed by a MAN in Orange Farm today. I CANNOT EXPLAIN HOW shattered and broken into pieces my heart is. STOP KILLING WOMEN & CHILDREN! STOP GENDER BASED VIOLENCE! JUST STOP! RIP ANGEL, RIP ANSIA.”
What appeared to be a sentimental post which highlighted the ongoing issue of gender based violence, was coupled with two images of herself posing in an #OOTD. The images showed side by side shots of her look, one wearing a long over coat, and one without.
Followers were outraged by her insincere post, with many angered by the fact that she attempted to garner attention for her look, whilst at a funeral. One follower stated, “You took nice pictures in the funeral of a 3 yr old that was stabbed by a man.”
Unclear if she was oblivious to her faux pas, Ntando shared a follow up post which detailed her look. Stating, “I wore my mom’s clothes to the funeral today from head to toe!”. Haibo Ntando!
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