Singer Makhadzi has a song in Venda which talks about a man’s anaconda. The energetic performer has now been embroiled in a harassment trend again after another video of her touching a man’s anaconda on stage surfaced. Many felt if roles were reversed and it was a man was touching a woman, there would be a backlash, no matter the connotation of the song..
Some twitter influencers have been condoning Makhadzi’s behavior and called it s_exual harrassment. The divide is however split in half with Makhadzi’s supporters saying there is nothing wrong with the video and Makhadzi always asks for volunteers and tells them what she will be doing.
Watch the video and reactions below :
In November 2020 the very same clip went viral on social media, and just like with recent events, the singer was dragged and accused of sexually assaulting her fan.
With the high rate of rape and sexual assault cases in the country, many social media users expected for the musician or her management to address the matter, but they were and still are silent.
As it stands, it is not clear weather the Matorokisi hitmaker received consent from her male fan or not. However, her fans have already come to her defense as more and more tweets about canceling her are shared. According to her fans, and some who were in attendance on the night of the performance, the guy in question later shared the video on his Facebook and bragged about being on stage with Makhadzi.
Below are some of the reactions from her fans:
I was at this show, makhadzi always ask one man to come to stage and when he goes to the stage, she explain to the guy what's going to happen, and this is an old video it was shared here on Twitter to try to get makhadzi canceled but it didn't happen
— Tshianeo (@kutamatshianeo) May 26, 2021
We don't know if the guy gave consent or not. pic.twitter.com/8h174DLcEL
— Mrs Jackson (@MathabaJorge) May 26, 2021
“If the guy didn’t have any problem with this, why are people advocating for him?
The guy really enjoyed, he even posted on his Facebook pagethere’s no way this is sexual harassment.”
“Lol. That day at News Cafe Ṱhohoyanḓou Thavhani Mall, Makhadzi was performing and she called out a volunteer to come to stage. The guy volunteered. In the morning, he went to Facebook, posted the video himself, and we laughed.”
“The first time i saw Makhadzi dancing like that with a guy on stage was years ago Venda nga December .. she ask for a guy to come up on stage.. whats gonna happen is explained before the song starts.. so i belive [sic] its agreed upon.”
The first time i saw Makhadzi dancing like that with a guy on stage was years ago Venda nga December .. she ask for a guy to come up on stage.. whats gonna happen is explained before the song starts.. so i belive its agreed upon… Ahuna valu valu hafha. pic.twitter.com/erczj8cFqh
— Mr T (@T5HIVHASE) May 27, 2021
Other Tweeps are of the opinion that the powers that be are paying influencers to tarnish Makhadzi’s image.
“Your influencers got paid to cancel Makhadzi….. dont believe the hype… someone at the SAMAS is working overtime.”
“Its obvious they paid someone to cancel Makhadzi over some old video. Yall should be ashamed. Hating on another black child who worked very hard on her own to get where she is today. Her talent is pure & God is still gona bless her more. Limpopo stand up. #HandsOffMakhadzi”
Its obvious they paid someone to cancel Makhadzi over some old video. Yall should be ashamed. Hating on another black child who worked very hard on her own to get where she is today. Her talent is pure & God is still gona bless her more. Limpopo stand up. #HandsOffMakhadzi pic.twitter.com/NDEpC3Mq1l
— Sbuda (@sbudapawl_) May 27, 2021
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