The former SA Idols contestant and musician made her debut on Sunday (5 July), and she had a very tough audience.
Ayanda MUST GO....angeke....i can't ...#OPW pls hire me!— Mmabatho (@Mmabatho0) July 5, 2015
I miss Tumi. There's absolutely nothing wrong with Ayanda but Tumi would have been hilarious. She was needed for this episode #OPW— Manai is... (@LAW_yal) July 5, 2015
Ayanda looks like she's part of the wedding party and the Mam'mfundisi is the host of #OPW— South Goddess (@PlushElla) July 5, 2015
We need a commission of inquiry into how Aya was chosen to replace Tumi, please ANC do right by us! #opw— Naledi Khumalo (@naledikhumalo) July 5, 2015
I like Aya Mpama but I don't think she is pulling of this opw gig. She has the personality of a rock. #opw— Buhle Sibalkhulu (@buhle_21) July 5, 2015
Tumi knows all about pleasing tough viewers as she also had some negative comments when she first started on the show. She has asked viewers to give Aya a chance. Responding to Julius Malema's #bringbackTumi tweet, she said:
We agree with Tumi. Please give Aya a chance.