Following her teary-eyed posts and dark captions, Malaika singer, Tshedi Mholo led her fans to believe that she had lost a loved one in the form of her pet hamster, Nunu.
Thoughts and prayers to our beloved Ausi Tshedi from Malaika, during these trying times. May she and her family pull through stronger and better. "God never forsakes us during the dark time, but builds us"- Some Verse in the Bible.— Nkululeko (@Za_Maniac) August 14, 2018
Please pray for her guys @peta ❤ pic.twitter.com/nvsI3u0HUJ
Many were confused by the videos of the singer which began doing the rounds on social media after she posted them on her Instagram feed.
Context* For those asking if that is a RAT. 😂 pic.twitter.com/YT6a21h7Kz— Nkululeko (@Za_Maniac) August 14, 2018
Upon discovering that she was so distraught about a pet hamster, the timeline went into overdrive with jokes about the situation.
Well.. it's a Hamster 😍🤗— LeopardQueen (@tshedimholo) August 14, 2018
Tshedi then posted a picture of herself crying, with the caption, "the Vet never called.. I guess my hamster is deceased..😥😪 I loved her," thus leading us to believe that Nunu was no more...
A Fitting Tribute To A National Treasure.— Nkululeko (@Za_Maniac) August 14, 2018
R.I.P NUNU MOHOLO.
Robala La Kagiso Ngwana Mme. pic.twitter.com/EoDwVz9FYF
But it turns out that she survived and only needed to have her leg amputated.
She's alive..Leg amputated..Thank you for your prayers🤗🤗🤗😍😍— LeopardQueen (@tshedimholo) August 14, 2018
A tweep by the name of @Za_Maniac posted a hilarious response to the premature announcement of Nunu's death and we feel as though we should do the same.
OFFICIAL PRESS STATEMENT: I prematurely spoke about the death NUNU. I accept full responsibility of my erroneous ways. The Mhololo's have confirmed that NUNU is still with us.— Nkululeko (@Za_Maniac) August 14, 2018
In the meantime I'll be seeking council from Sizwe Dhlomo and Pabi Moloi who have once been in my shoes https://t.co/UJOyBHHeW0
What to read next: ZAlebs and their pets
Main image credit: zimlink.org