Yesterday, one of South Africa's foremost media personalities, Bonang Mathebashared some ambiguous social media posts (as she usually does) to allude to what her next move might be and kept using the hashtag #GirlsWithVineyards
In a previous article, we stated she did so to "allude to the fact that she may have bought a vineyard, or she's heavily considering it."
Some of her followers and other social media users assumed that this meant that she had bought the wine estate and began to congratulate her.
One Twitter user however was not so quick to jump the gun and opted to contact the vineyard in order to verify the assumption...
Bonang has ‘bought’ the Rust En Vrede Wine Estate or is this some kind of Touch Warwick situation? 😊 https://t.co/gKqhiSNEtd— Lwazi Pakade (@PhaksPhothinja) January 18, 2018
I just got off the phone now with the people at Rust En Vrede Wine Estate and I can safely confirm that Bonang_M did not purchase the Wine Estate or any piece of it.— Lwazi Pakade (@PhaksPhothinja) January 19, 2018
Michele from Rust En Vrede said, “The rumour is unfortunate because she was only here for lunch yesterday.”
I tried sourcing out a written response via email but the person responsible for correspondence opted to communicate verbally than giving a written response. Attached is “Our” email to @RustEnVrede1694. pic.twitter.com/9LemrjrvtP— Lwazi Pakade (@PhaksPhothinja) January 19, 2018
The thread blew up and now #GirlsWithVineyards is trending. Check out some of the responses:
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Main image credit: instagram.com/bonang_m