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Twitter mercilessly drags Nonhle Thema, revels in her ‘downfall’

Nonhle is apparently a perfect example of how one should not behave when things are going well, as life always finds a way to humble you.

Nonhle Thema has been trending again for her old Twitter rants when she was still the ‘it’ girl in the entertainment industry, with most on social media saying she is a perfect example of how life can humble you.

Thema is now selling her own perfume, Precious Ivy, that she has been promoting on social media, but Twitter was quick to remind her where she came from. She has been dragged for not being the rich Nonhle she was back in 2011, with most asking where all that fame went.

Old tweets of hers have suddenly resurfaced, and at one point, she dragged Minnie Dlamini, accusing her of being a drunkard. Bonang Matheba was also a subject of her rants at some point, with Nonhle saying she felt disrespected being compared to celebs who rented houses when she bought one for R2 million.

Nonhle has repeatedly apologised for the person she was at the time, but it seems Twitter has not forgiven her.

In an interview with Anele Mdoda earlier this year, Nonhle said she was not ready for the fame that came with being the face of Channel O.

“I was always pushed, and it was by accident. I never pushed for it, things always used to happen in my life. I never asked for fame, I just wanted to do what I love.”

However, though she was doing what she had always wanted, Nonhle said the life of fame turned her into a product and brand and far from being human. She said her fame and career had become her whole life, to a point where if anyone said anything bad about it, she would feel threatened.

This is what led to her famous Twitter rants, which cost her a career and “a lot of money”, though she does not regret any of it.

“I lost a lot of money, it’s fine. I lost a lot of things, it’s fine. But you know what, I gained a lot of things, I gained who Nonhle really is.

“I am now a human being, and I am now humbled because I know life now. I know life is not living in America and interviewing 50c because there was a time when I thought that was life. That is not life,” she said at the time.

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