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By Lineo Lesemane

Digital Lifestyle Journalist


PICS: Pearl Thusi and Sello Maake KaNcube dragged for supporting Zanu-PF

Sello Maake kaNcube, his wife and Pearl Thusi are accused of being sell-outs and mercenaries.


A picture of SA media personalities Pearl Thusi and Sello Maake KaNcube mingling with members of the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) has rubbed some people up the wrong way.

Zanu-PF is the current ruling political party of Zimbabwe and has been in power since 1980.

Earlier this week, the veteran actor shared on his Instagram page that he was taking “a shot left” to Zimbabwe with his wife, Pearl Mbewe Maake KaNcube.

After sharing a few snaps and videos of her Mozambique getaway with her daughter, Thando Mokwena, a week ago, Thusi has since joined the trending topics on X, formerly Twitter, on Friday as a picture of her and the legendary actor with Zanu-PF members made rounds on social media.

Welcoming Thusi in Zimbabwe, a member of Zanu-PF and permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Nick Mangwana, posted:

“We welcome South African actress, model, and presenter Pearl Thusi to Zimbabwe as part of the “THE TRUE ZIMBABWE TOUR #TrueZimTour.”

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Social media reacts to Pearl Thusi and Sello Maake- KaNcube’s Zimbabwe trip

Netizens slammed the actors, calling them out for supporting a “corrupt” political party, while others slammed Zimbabwe’s ruling party for spending money on celebrities instead of fixing the country.

“Zanu-PF is weird, you rather fly Floyd Mayweather from the US, artists from Nigeria, and Pearl Thusi from South Africa than fix basics at home? don’t you aspire to have your own shine like these at home by delivering a country that works for all?” one netizen asked.

Both Thusi and KaNcube have not responded to the backlash. However, KaNcube has reposted Trompies member and EFF MP Eugene Mthethwa’s post about the Market Theatre’s artistic director position.

In the video, Eugene discusses who the perfect candidate for the position is between KaNcube and the current position holder, Greg Homann.

This after he posed a question on X last week, asking: “What constitutes qualifications in arts [and] culture [to] be a preferred candidate? Is it race? Is it academic? Does previous experience matter?”

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