Miss South Africa finalist Tulani Nzotyan responded to statements that she is an “apologist for rapists” in a statement exclusively for The South African today (May 17).
TYPES OF SUCH TULES “APOLOGY OF GLUNUKS”
Miss SA started the trend on Twitter after the names of the top 30 contestants were announced on Monday, May 16th. Tulani Nzotsyana attracted the attention of Twitter users, who called her an “apologist for rapists.” She met rugby star Hwezi Mafu when he was accused of raping an 18-year-old girl in 2018. According to City Press, he also allegedly attacked the girl and took her phone.
Twips claimed she was an “apologist for the rapists” and “sabotaged herself.” Look…
“Tulani Nzotyan destroyed her chances to become Miss SA, all like a“ man ”who will leave her without hesitation. She really sabotaged herself. We know that she is not a criminal, but she had to make a wise decision, given that she can be a female leader # MissSA2022, ”@MaabuleM tweeted.
“I don’t even feel sorry for Thulani mna. I know it’s her dream, but she insisted on standing next to her rapist BC, giving the impression that Umtana Bantu was all rape when there was so much evidence. And even if it weren’t for that, men aren’t the people you want to be the FIRST to believe, ”@SqumzNje wrote on Twitter.
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Miss-SA TOP 30 finalist sets a record
Tulani set a record right after several tweaks challenged her. She said she had met with Mafu when the charges were brought, but she had not been in a relationship with him since his arrest.
“Hwezi Mafu and I met when rape charges were brought and he was arrested. I know that both parties are involved and have decided not to participate until the current legal process is completed, “she told The South African.
“I have not been in a relationship with him since his arrest, I have not talked about it at all, except for close family members,” she continued.
She went on to say that she was advised not to comment on the matter when she was Miss Mamelodi Sundowns.
“When I was Miss Mamelodi Sundowns, I was trolled and cyber-mocked, and I was advised not to comment on a situation that I did not do,” she continued.
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