CELEBS GO TOE TO TOE

Vi­cious show­biz ‘Twar’ jumps off the charts

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - LIAM KARABO JOYCE

OH, WHAT a week it has been on these Twit­ter streets. All one re­ally has to do is fo­cus on Twit­ter to get a daily dose of drama and this week it was a war of words be­tween celebrity Bo­nang Matheba and en­ter­tain­ment com­men­ta­tor

and blog­ger Phil Mphela. |

OH, WHAT a week it has been on these Twit­ter streets. All one re­ally has to do is fo­cus on Twit­ter to get a daily dose of drama and this week it was a war of words be­tween celebrity Bo­nang Matheba and en­ter­tain­ment com­men­ta­tor and blog­ger Phil Mphela. From threat­en­ing to re­veal se­crets to name-call­ing, we could not get enough of this “Twar”.

It all started when Sun­day World pub­lished an ar­ti­cle about Matheba’s al­leged “tax fraud”. The news­pa­per stated Matheba was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for fail­ing to sub­mit her full tax re­turns. Matheba slammed the ar­ti­cle as fake news and has brought a R10 mil­lion law­suit against the news­pa­per. This is where Mphela en­ters the ring. He took to Twit­ter and weighed in.

“Moghel should have just let this go. It’s tabloid and re­spond­ing or su­ing only gives the story trac­tion. I don’t think it is wise for her to be wag­ing a war with journos. Her in­flu­ence is wan­ing & she needs pos­i­tive cov­er­age to re­main at the top,” he tweeted.

Matheba replied: “Go f*** your­self !”

And it all went down­hill from there. The pow­er­house, who has made a name for her­self across Africa, then told Mphela that his ob­ses­sion with her was tiring.

She went on: “You’re a par­a­site. A scum­bag. A dis­gust­ing ex­am­ple of the filth I have to deal with daily. You know noth­ing about the in­dus­try you claim to work in... Die slow! Your mess ends to­day!”

Mphela hit back, “I’m done be­ing nice. F*** you too @bo­nang_m. Your delu­sion of gran­deur is get­ting to your head.”

This is where the box­ing ring gets big­ger. Mphela tweeted: “You lie. You come here and spin some BS non­sense. Wanna do this? Let’s go right back to Sun City 2012.”

Sun City replied: “What hap­pens at Sun City stays at Sun City,” much to ev­ery­one’s amuse­ment.

Davin Phillips, the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Celebrity Ser­vices Africa, which man­ages Matheba, said that his client would still be fol­low­ing through with her law­suit.

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