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Someone Needs To Check Up on Buhle

She’s been crying out for help.

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It’s easy to overlook sometimes, but Thathi’s daughter has been through hell.

In a short span of time, she lost her father to a botched hijacking. Not long after Mbongeni’s death, a series of events ensued that continued to pile up stress on the 16-year-old, along with her brother Langa.

As if losing their father was not enough, the teenagers suddenly had to deal with the negative publicity that diluted his memory. Turns out Mbongeni had been involved in some really questionable business practices.

As the family mourned the loss, news of his white-collar fraud was splashed all over the media. Buhle and her family could not even mourn in peace as protesters disrupted the service to demand their money from the foreclosed bank.

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Support structure: Langa and Teddy attending to Buhle after the shocking incident.

The state took possession of Mbongeni’s assets. Buhle and Langa had to leave behind everything they’d known. The opulent lifestyle and, the spoils and their friends.

Adjusting and adapting to Gomora has been no walk in the park for the two, who had to quickly find a way to navigate the rough streets of Alexandra and its restless pulse of the street hustle. Whenever they are just about to find their feet, something else comes against them.

Mind you, the tragic series of unfortunate events have happened within a matter of a few months for both Buhle and Langa. They’ve barely had time to heal.

And with all the drama at Mam’ Sonto’s house, there’s been no space for them to find their feet while healing, and letting go of everything that once was. Pretty hiding the DStv card to spite Thathi is just one of many ridiculous stunts these two have had to deal with, on top of everything.

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Overwhelmed; The teenager has been crying out for help for a while.

By the time Buhle’s nudes were leaked to the internet, she’d already been dealing with far too much for any 15 year old. Now she has to face all the slut-shaming that came out from that scenario. Without much support, she had face harassment from weirdos in the township.

Add to this the pressure on her to break up with Ntokozo, which has been rather intense, we can only wonder why no one thought to really check up on her mental health soon enough. All those moments when she couldn’t even leave her bed were all signs of fatigue and possibly, Depression.

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She hasn’t been able to catch a break on the telenovela, with all the mess happening back to back. The break up with Ntokozo, Thathi’s constant rage, the pressure from Ntokozo’s parents, the judgemental eyes and bullying at school, the death of her father, the nudes.

Hers has been a tortured character. We can only hope this will be a teachable moment for everyone involved.

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Thathi needs to calm all the way down from that horse and speak out Langa being Melusi’s son. It should be none of our business, but she’s made it our business because she can’t manage the situation calmly.

Her secret underlies her manic overreactions, and her daughter has suffered for it. On the episodes following the suicide attempt, Thathi has shown remorse about how she’s not been the best mother when her daughter needed her the most. With the therapy on the cards, we are hoping the two can start working on their issues.

It’s a bit of a relief that Mam’ Sonto threatened Ntokozo, ever so politely, to back off. He needed the wake-up call. We get that he’s oh so madly in love with Buhle, but he did shoot her father to his death. She doesn’t even know that. Sonto is freaking out that their romance could lead to the secret coming out, but we are more worried about how that can drive Buhle off the edge again.

Buhle is crying out for help, and her advances towards Teddy now are further proof that she needs someone to listen. We are hoping she does get help.

Note: If there’s any risk for suicide present, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group offers resources and assistance.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to land on Disney+ in February

Welcome to Wakanda!

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Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in for a treat. Disney+ has announced that 1 February marks the arrival of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The blockbuster will be joining 16 other on the streaming platform.

ABOUT THE MOVIE

Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, is now playing in theaters. 

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The Shocking Fallout of Black Motion

Tensions have reportedly escalated.

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They are one of South Africa’s most revered music duos.

Their discography packs both blockbuster club bangers and lush delights for lovers of House with a transcendental African sonic flair. And the explosive fallout of Black Motion, which has been splashed across the internet long before reaching the courts, has shocked many.

Loved for their electrifying live performances and awe-inspiring chemistry, Mörda and Smol have always seemed like musical soulmates. But that relationship seems to have reached a bitter end.

In 2022, rumours of their reported split triggered a frenzy on the internet. Following the uproar, the group’s members Bongani Mohosana, who now goes as Mörda, and Smol (real name Roy Thabo Mabogwane), jointly calmed fears that they had fallen out.

It had been said the break would be temporary, as Mörda moved to focus on the release of his solo studio album.

Far from it, it now seems. The parties have escalated things to court.

According to reports, Black Motions have confirmed that they had pressed charges against Mörda for alleged housebreaking and theft.

A court order by the High Court in Gauteng posted on social media has ordered Morda to “restore possession of a recording studio apparatus” to the group by 13 January, at 5pm. 

Black Motion shared snaps of the alleged damage caused by Morda – a broken door and stolen equipment.

 

It looks like we won’t be getting a new Black Motion album with Mörda anytime soon.

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Inside the Big Brother Titans Premiere!

South Africa and Nigeria unite under Biggie’s roof.

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Sunday, 15 February 2023, marks the roaring arrival of BBTitans.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW.

The highly anticipated social experiment brings under Biggie’s roof housemates from both South Africa and Nigeria. And for 72 days, we will be splashed with the finest in South African and Nigerian swag, banter, romance and all the trappings of a fun-filled, dramatic and – we’d hope – an entertaining show.

A first of its kind, the social experiment assembles the most colourful personalities from the two nations to outwit, outplay and outsmart each other in a bid to get their hands on a massive bag, life-changing bag!

In addition to a number of lofty prizes that will likely be on the line throughout the season, the winner of the show will also be walking away, a whopping grand prize of US $100 000 (over R1,7 million) is up for grabs for the one who trounces his Housemates to charm audiences across the continent.

That’s not all; the amount of social capital, celebrity and opportunities for lucrative brand deals after the show, all form part of the career-launching lift-off that comes with being on the popular franchise.

Both Big Brother Mzansi host Lawrence Maleka and Big Brother Naija’s Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will co-host this debut season.

Fans of Big Brother Mzansi and Big Brother Naija in the diaspora are not left out as Showmax will stream the show in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and about 50 other countries.

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