It seems some celebrities think fame means “you can jump into bed with whoever you want to,” says Tilo ngwana Rashaka.
Is about time South African celebrities use their status to educate, motivate positively, nurture emerging talents, sponsor learners from underprivileged backgrounds to further their studies and other things that will contribute to the betterment of the country and the world at large.
Not that they aren’t doing anything to motivate, but majority spend a lot of their times engaging in negative things that do not add value in society.
There’s been a lot of media coverage around soccer stars who use their fame to lure girls into bed. Not suggesting that girls are all innocent as they are also a willing participants in what I call “get your pants down but know you are not the only one” game.
Bennedict Vilakazi, affectionately known as Tso to many of his followers, was embroiled in statutory rape sage in 2005. Then, it was alleged that Tso raped a 15 year old child, although he pleaded not guilty in the court of law citing the intercourse was consensual and that he thought the child was 17. Following the allegations, he was demoted as the captain of the team he was leading then, Orlando Pirates.
Not new to controversial circle is South African gospel song bird, Sechaba Pali. Sechaba was also accused of statutory rape and it was alleged he attempted to bribe the victim with R1000 in a bid to silence her. Sechaba admitted to the media that “I was running away from my problems at home and unfortunately ran into a worse situation.”
Both Tso and Sechaba share the same commonalities, they raped and impregnated 15 year old teenagers and excused themselves by saying they were misled into thinking the children were 17 year old.
At least former Generations‘ actor and soon to join SABC 2 flagship soapie Muvhango, Buyile Mdladla, did not rape anyone. His story in weird. Towards the end of last year, Drum magazine ran an expose supported buy explicit pictures in which it was insinuated that Buyile sent nude pictures and a video of himself masturbating to several girls believed to be his fans.
Last but not least, the recent Jimmy Tau-Andile Jali-Khuli Chana scandal for allegedly dating Luleka Nomnganga (24). Apparently the three men had no idea they were dating one girl, Luleka. She kept it her own secret and she’s now rumoured to be pregnant and does not know the man responsible for the bun in the oven.
When approached for comment, Jali confessed to the Sunday Sun newspaper that he’s been playing a funky-linky-pinky-under-blanky fixture with the girl without a condom.
“We were just caught up in our feelings – and things just happened. These women are irresistible and mostly things happen when we’re drunk.
“These women just call us from nowhere. And when I date one, all her friends also want to share me. I’m not the only soccer player who makes mistakes,” Jali told the newspaper.
Ijo! What a confession with the South African leading tabloid newspaper. Jali should consider hiring me to do PR and media liaison for him.
Ladies, stop calling men from nowhere. Men, it is also within your rights to say NO to these ladies calling from nowhere! *shhh, I’m not laughing*