Nude leak sparks de­bate over crim­i­nal charges

Sunday Express - - XPRESS PEOPLE - Cape Town

IT is said the best re­la­tion­ships are when a cou­ple can talk like best friends, play like chil­dren, and pro­tect each other like brother and sis­ter.

But what hap­pens when it all falls down and your part­ner is in pos­ses­sion of nude pic­tures of you?

Af­ter trend­ing on Twit­ter for three days, Pu­lane Lenkoe, the girl­friend of Or­lando Pi­rates mid­fielder Than­dani Nt­shu­mayelo, has spo­ken out about her leaked nude pho­tos or­deal.

The leaked nude pic­tures of Lenkoe have sparked a fierce de­bate on whether jilted lovers who ex­pose their ex’s images should be crim­i­nally charged.

Law stu­dent Lenkoe learnt this the hard way when an exboyfriend posted pic­tures of her nude on­line.

A photo search of “Pu­lane” on Twit­ter will tell you ex­actly why the 31-year-old has gar­nered more than 11000 new fol­low­ers, in just over 72 hours, since the pic­ture was leaked.

Even rap­per Cassper Ny­ovest and DJ Sbu are fans. DJ Black Cof­fee was ap­par­ently forced to un­fol­low her once a Twit­ter user alerted his preg­nant wife, Rockville actress Mbali Mlotshwa, of his vir­tual dal­liances.

She told Times­Live on Wed­nes­dayyes­ter­day: “I’m lit­er­ally shak­ing right now.

“I don’t want to deal with this. I just want it to go away. I wish I could just wake up and some­body tells me it’s just a dream.

“I don’t want all of this at­ten­tion. Good Fri­day (is ap­proach­ing), my good­ness. I’m go­ing to church. I don’t want peo­ple look­ing at me like I’m some whore.”

Lenkoe also said that she’s not the type of per­son who would post her “punani for the world to see”.

She’s also not tak­ing this ly­ing down as she tweeted: “You waitin for my nudes to come out.....Or I can hook yall up with my ex’s dig­its maybe he still has more nude of me.”

Lenkoe said Nt­shu­mayelo ad- vised her to “let it go” - but what op­tions be­sides this are open to her and oth­ers?

So­cial me­dia law ex­pert Emma Sadleir said Lenkoe could sue her ex for in­fringe­ment of pri­vacy, lay a charge of crimen in­juria, or even get a pro­tec­tion or­der un­der the Pro­tec­tion from Ha­rass­ment Act.

But Sadleir added: “Of­ten vic­tims land up do­ing noth­ing be­cause what­ever you do means that more peo­ple land up find­ing out.”

Just over a week ago, Twit­ter CEO Dick Cos­tolo ad­mit­ted the mi­croblog­ging site “sucked” at deal­ing with abuse on the plat­form. Twit­ter then in­tro­duced new rules to com­bat re­venge porn - ban­ning the post­ing of “in­ti­mate pho­tos or videos that were taken or dis­trib­uted with­out the sub­ject’s con­sent”.

The com­plaints would be pro­cessed daily by its Trust and Safety team.

Lenkoe’s name and pic­ture has been trend­ing on Twit­ter for three days.

Sev­eral users com­mented about the post, in­clud­ing co­me­dian @Trevornoah, who said: “So Pu­lane starts trend­ing and then Kanye tweets nudes of Kim? Why can’t we just let other chil­dren shine?”

Lenkoe said: “Peo­ple who have been fol­low­ing me [prior to this saga] know that I wouldn’t even put a pic­ture of me in lin­gerie. That’s my punani for the world to see, why would I do that? I’m not that girl.” — Chan­nel24

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