Lerato Maimela
Digital Journalist
2 minute read
19 Apr 2021
4:12 pm

Zodwa Wabantu shakes tables after posting ARVs on the TL

Lerato Maimela

Zodwa Wabantu is known for sparking controversy and being the cause of many big debates. Her medication routine has sparked a similar conversation.

The beautiful Zodwa Wabantu. Picture: Instagram

 

 

Known for her expressive nature and honest attitude towards life, Zodwa Wabantu holds nothing back. This past weekend was no different. In an attempt to engage with her audience about her daily ARV routine, and make a connection with people who have similar experiences,  she received backlash for posting a picture of her daily medication on Instagram.

 

 

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This all took place after the reality TV star posted a clip on her page from her reality TV show Zodwa Wabantu: Uncensored. The video clip shows Zodwa falling on a boat cruise, and the contents in her handbag falling out onto the floor. Her ARVs were among the contents that fell out of her bag, and the clip showed the way in which people around her reacted to seeing her ARV pills.

 

 

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The Instagram post has the caption: “What time do you drink your Michael Jackson. You scared of a pill, or usaba abantu bazothini?”

This sparked conversation under the post with fans who have lived the same experiences as they commented and answered to her caption, telling her what time they take their ARV medication, and how they do not care about any stigma surrounding HIV, as their main concern is to be alive.

Her fans also took to Twitter to address the Instagram post, and the backlash that she has gotten on social media: