Natasha Thahane Dragged For Supporting Sjava

She has not cancelled Sjava

By  | Jan 20, 2021, 05:05 PM  | Natasha Thahane  | Top of The

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Natasha Thahane had us reaching for tissues when she posted a video of herself reciting a poem she said she found from Facebook. The beautiful isiZulu poem is titled "Ngifihlani Mina" which translates to 'What Am I Hiding,' and was recited by the beautiful actress, spoke about a married woman being abused by her marital family.

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Many could look beyond her beauty and actually listen to the poem and cannot help but shed a tear or two. The woman speak about the abuse she suffers at the hands of her mother-in-law who abuses her son's wife as she cannot bear children and is unemployed. The name calling is too heavy to bear but she has to save face so her own family can survive and not go to bed on an empty stomach.

The beautiful and powerful message became an instant tear jerker because of the background music which is Sjava's hit single Ikhandlela. Team Lady Zamar, as many have grouped themselves, could not even go pass the first few seconds of the video as soon as the Sjava song started playing.

As a person who has been heavily criticised in public and labelled a sexual abuser, Sjava has been cancelled by many. Even though the rape case against the muso, which was opened by Lady Zamar has been thrown out by the NPA, many are still adamant that he is guilty. These accusations were made public almost two years ago, but still continue to hover around Sjava, but somehow his career has not suffered a knock. The muso's latest offering Umsebenzi is climbing the charts and is doing very well.

Natasha got dragged when she included Sjava's music in her poem because of the accusations which will keep hogging him for a very long time
A tweep criticised Natasha and told her to choose a different song, "the irony in this video - you’re reading a poem about GBV while playing a perpetrator’s song in the background. Makes your monologue redundant. Try again and this time, choose a different song. Tnx."

Many seem to agree with this user, check out some of the reactions:
The eHostela actor sat down with Mzansi Insider's Rorisang Thandekiso and told her about how he is struggling to heal from the whole rape saga. On the show Sjava said that although his reputation has been restored and that he is finally back on his feet by landing work and regaining the support from his fans, he hasn't healed mentally.

"Career wise everything is going well, however mentally I am not coping. Even when I am in public spaces there is still that uncomfortable feeling I get from people, so I am still trying to heal from that.

"My music can be on the charts and it can do well but that does not mean I have healed. I am still trying to fix my spirits to be where it was before. What happened to me was not easy thing to go through. I do not wish it on anyone."

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