On Monday, South African media personality Bonang Matheba tweeted that she had an announcement to make and she piqued everybody’s interest.
Shen then confirmed that she would be making said announcement in a live Twitter Spaces audio stream set for Tuesday (12 October 2021) at 1pm.
Bonang went live shortly after 1pm and the stream quickly climbed from 300 listeners to 10,000 listeners in the space of five minutes. By the end of the stream, over 15,000 people had tuned in.
“Today I wish to share with you some very disturbing news,” began the star in that signature voice fans have come to love.
She then explained that a management relationship had gone sour and confirmed she had terminated her contract with them without mentioning any names.
Matheba confirmed that she instructed her lawyer to institute criminal proceedings against them and promised to provide further updates regarding their “very unsavoury” behaviour.
Bonang later tweeted and confirmed that her Twitter Spaces stream had crashed.
Matheba’s last known manager was Davin Phillips of Celebrity Services Africa (CSA).
She moved over to CSA back in 2017 after working with Sylvester Chauke’s DNA Brand Architects for years.
According to reports, the partnership between Bonang and CSA was meant to see the company support and build “brand Bonang” across all mediums including entertainment, fashion, entrepreneurship and philanthropy, with a specific focus on the global market. Something that Bonang confirmed in her Twitter Spaces stream.
“I am thrilled to be joining CSA, who have proven themselves as a force to be reckoned within the African market as well as globally. With CSA on my side, I will focus on projects beyond South African borders. Moreover, I’m really looking forward to building my philanthropic undertakings, which both brand Bonang and CSA hold very dear,” she said in 2017.
As of April 2021, Phillips was still making statements as Bonang’s manager.
The Citizen reached out to CSA for comment and will update this article once a response is received.
Social media users have since flooded the timeline with their opinions about what Bonang said.