Pebetsi Matlaila on CCMA case: 'My story is my truth, it might help someone'

'Skeem Saam' star says she doesn't suffer from 'what will people say' syndrome

19 February 2020 - 14:00 By Chrizelda Kekana
Pebetsi Matlaila has hit back at haters accusing her of her "oversharing" on social media.
Pebetsi Matlaila has hit back at haters accusing her of her "oversharing" on social media.
Image: Instagram/Pebetsi Matlaila

Skeem Saam actress Pebetsi Matlaila was unimpressed when people flooded her social media with comments that she was "oversharing" when she told Mzansi about her recent nanny woes.

Earlier this month, the actress was summoned by the CCMA after her former domestic helper opened a case of unfair dismissal against her. This was after Pebetsi fired the helper due to grievances she had about her work ethic.

Taking to her Instagram, Pebetsi said: "So if there's one thing about me, those who know me very well know that I don't suffer the batho ba tla reng [what will people say] syndrome. I've developed a thick skin over time being cyberbullied on social media."

Pebetsi said she wasn't going to keep her problems to herself - despite comments from some people who thought she should - because she knew that others might benefit from her experience.

"So for people to come here on some 'please refrain from sharing your personal matters and challenges on social because other people do not rejoice in seeing you suffer like that', my story is my truth and it might help someone or empower somebody to get out of the problems that they are currently dealing with," she said.

The actress had previously taken to her Insta Stories to vent about a predicament in which she found herself, allegedly thanks to her former helper.

"So I just thought I should come out and actually express my anger, disappointment and my frustration at this point in time. I mean, I am seeing flames at this time [because] I tried doing good by giving a person a job, [not knowing] that same person will land me in such a predicament."

It seems that not everyone thought that her sharing was wise.

However, she had a word for those people. Listen to her in the video below.


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