Kelly Khumalo Slams SA for Rape Issue “South Africa Is A Sick Country”
Kelly Khumalo is fuming after seeing jokes about rape on social media, and was left convinced that South Africa is a sick country. The Esiphambwaneni hitmaker is trying to grapple how people could joke about an issue that is as sensitive as rape, knowing very well that it is at an all time high.
A social media user went on Facebook and claimed to have been raped by a Bolt taxi driver. Then underneath her post was a man who posed himself as the said river and blamed her for the rape. He “jokingly” said she should be thankful because he used protection.
The sick post was shared on all social media platforms and people called for the man to be brought to book. Some argued that even though he might not be the driver and that he was probably trolling, he should be given some sort of punishment because rape is never a joking matter.
Vocalising her disgust is Kelly Khumalo who slammed people like this man for joking about rape. “I’ve always know that SA is a sick country. But after yesterday I am very convinced that we need help, if we can joke about something as serious as rape, knowing very well that rape is one of the serious matters we are faced with as a country,” she started off her rant.
She then slammed government for turning a blind eye and was also left angered when people made jokes about it. “Every day a woman is killed, every day a woman is raped. The law enforcement is doing very little about this matter, and the government turns a blind eye every time something of this sort happens.”
Kelly adds that people always criticise them as public figures for not doing anything about such issues, and that they always keep quiet, but turn out to be the very same people who joke about rape.
Meanwhile Kelly Khumalo is in a tussle with a skin care specialist who accuses her of using him to get her lighter skin complexion and then ignoring him like that. Speaking to Briefly, the man named Ashley Haripersad slammed Kelly Khumalo for not living up to her promise of promoting his skin lightening products to her followers.
“My problem was that she used my products for 3 years. I was the person who made her the colour she is today,” he claims, adding that he gave Kelly these products for free and cost him a lot of money.
“First of all I’m not obliged to work with Ashley I assisted him because I wanted to, when I met Ashley, I had various clinics and various skin lightning product suppliers that supplied me with skin lighting products, which he bad mouthed to me cause he wanted me to use his Dermoganics, Pretty Derm, Novus Skin, Alicia Skin solutions,” Kelly told the publication.
Kelly then adds Ashley’s attitude was damaging her reputation as he apparently never delivered his products to his customers, giving Kelly a bad reputation.