Nomzamo Mbatha Receives Major Backlash For Posing With Arthur Mafokate At The ANC Conference! The legibility of Nomzamo’s activism has once again been questioned on social media after she posed with Mafokate who is known for abusing women.
Social media called out the actress saying she should not have been all smiles posing for a photo with an abuser. Some concluded that Nomzamo was monetizing activism and that she had selective activism.
Here are some of the responses to the viral photo.
Is that the activist Nomzamo Mbatha next to R. Kelly I mean Arthur mafokate? What a joke— Farrakhan Jnr (@phindo_X) January 13, 2019
Nomzamo enjoyed being called “an activist”, little did she know that title comes with a lot of responsibilities.
Now she took a picture with an abuser & she’s trying to tweet her way through this mess.
Lol😂 S.A is a movie.— THOMAS MABASO 🇿🇦⭕ (@ThomasMabaso92) January 13, 2019
Nomzamo has commercialized activisim as part of her personal brand.. She is getting paid for it.. It’s meant to be consumed.. It’s not making anyone uncomfortable.. So i don’t get folks being mad..— Sinesipho (@Synesyfe) January 13, 2019
Nomzamo had a whole magazine cover on her activism.
She laid it out there.
Now when she makes stupid mistakes we’re supposed to keep quiet?
Lmao— Bonga Dlulane (@BongaDlulane) January 13, 2019
I’m ready to catch a block, but I’m very disappointed in you Sis. I was rooting for you yazi? @NomzamoMbatha. Awusahleki next to that woman beater. Yho hhayi sisi. https://t.co/jwbBnVsHgt— The Good Sis 🍯 (@_NonhleShandu) January 13, 2019
In response to the backlash, Nomzamo took to twitter saying she was absent minded and being polite when the photo was taken.
“I’m cringing with you. I was walking past, post the concert and looking for my manager when he greeted and whipped out his phone for a picture. Being polite I absent ‘mindedly’ obliged I’m definitely not a fan and I’m sorry I wasn’t present enough to say “FUCK OFF, no thanks”,” she said.
I’m cringing with you.
I was walking past, post the concert and looking for my manager when he greeted and whipped out his phone for a picture. Being polite I absent ‘mindedly’ obliged
I’m definitely not a fan and I’m sorry I wasn’t present enough to say “FUCK OFF, no thanks.” https://t.co/aksdsQeWtC— Nomzamo Mbatha (@NomzamoMbatha) January 13, 2019