Ugly twar leads to Dana taking Mazwai to court
After Ntsiki Mazwai published a series of tweets that appeared to accuse Simphiwe Dana of being an alcoholic who slept her way to the top - Dana has released a statement saying she would take the poet to court.
According to Jozi Gist the twar began when Mazwai was challenged to come up with a concept for a talent show.
Mazwai said that Simphiwe Dana had come to an open mic session she had hosted.
Dana didn't remember it.
Alcoholism is REAL.....it makes you forget a LOT of things— DownloadPowerNtsiki (@ntsikimazwai) February 1, 2016
Dana clarified the issue - apparently they were both part of a poetry group called Feelah Sista - and not someone engaged in discovering talent.
Lucky I don't need a reminder.....coz I was there and have witnessed how you have changed....you are not who you say you are simphiwe eish— DownloadPowerNtsiki (@ntsikimazwai) February 1, 2016
Things went downhill from there, when Dana accused Mazwai of badmouthing her.
I am baking my career but not with my legs wide open...... I don't wanna use your methods of 'success'— DownloadPowerNtsiki (@ntsikimazwai) February 3, 2016
Sleeping with married industry dicks and ANC dicks.....is NOT a fully baked career yazi......— DownloadPowerNtsiki (@ntsikimazwai) February 3, 2016
No married industry executive or and politician has tapped this... pic.twitter.com/uK9bM1yrd7— DownloadPowerNtsiki (@ntsikimazwai) February 3, 2016
No ANC man has tapped this and ensured me gig security pic.twitter.com/1ZAfIJkPeQ— DownloadPowerNtsiki (@ntsikimazwai) February 3, 2016
At no point do I feel shame for my 'half baked career' Coz I didn't have to sleep my way to where I am hun..unlike u pic.twitter.com/XvcF6Kx32a— DownloadPowerNtsiki (@ntsikimazwai) February 3, 2016
Your journey is not much different from mine....you just wanted fame so badly you were willing to prostitute yourself.....unlike me— DownloadPowerNtsiki (@ntsikimazwai) February 3, 2016
Now, according to Sowetan LIVE Dana has responded in a statement - and is planning to take Mazwai to court:
"There are various tweets that imply that Simphiwe Dana is an alcoholic and has slept her way to the top, Simphiwe distances herself from these tweets as they are false and are defamatory.
"Moving forward, Simphiwe Dana will be taking legal action against Ntsiki Mazwai for her tweets, as they may cause irreparable reputational damage to her personal brand and that of other brands that are in partnership with Ms Dana.
"This is not the message that we want to send out to the young future leaders of South Africa and Africa as a whole about Simphiwe Dana’s character. Simphiwe Dana stands for hard work, ambition, dedication, perseverance and the right support to become successful as is proven by her social activities and involvement."
Mazwai posted on Twitter on Wednesday:
My tweets have no name....but whoever wants to wear the shoe is most welcome to make my day— DownloadPowerNtsiki (@ntsikimazwai) February 3, 2016