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Old Video of Infamous Kelly Khumalo Slap Resurfaces Amid Online Backlash After SAMAs Rant

Old Video of Infamous Kelly Khumalo Slap Resurfaces Amid Online Backlash After SAMAs Rant

A popular scene from the TV show Rhythm City, where Kelly Khumalo played the character Sunay, has resurfaced. In this scene, Khumalo delivers a dramatic slap to her co-star Reneilwe, played by Amo Chidi. This scene has reignited public interest due to recent events involving Khumalo.

Kelly Khumalo’s SAMA Controversy

Kelly Khumalo’s name has been trending following her homophobic rant after losing a South African Music Award (SAMA) to Ntokozo Mbambo. Khumalo’s anger was evident as she lost out on the Best Afropop Album and Female Artist of the Year categories. Following the loss, she responded with offensive remarks toward a troll:

“Sit down, Aunty, the day you decide whether you’re a man or a woman, then we can talk.”

Khumalo’s outburst included criticism of the awards and a direct attack on Ntokozo Mbambo:

“Nontokozo naye uyazi numbers don’t lie! Asimesabi! (Even Ntokozo knows that numbers do not lie) Fuseg SAMAs. (We are not scared of her.)”

Resurfaced Scene and Public Reaction

The resurfaced slap scene from Rhythm City was shared on the eTV YouTube page, coinciding with the backlash Khumalo faced online. The clip has sparked renewed discussion among fans and critics alike. The slap scene, which originally aired during the show’s run, became a talking point due to its intensity and Khumalo’s performance.

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Apology and Continued Criticism

Following the backlash, Khumalo issued an apology for her homophobic remarks, though many felt it was insufficient:

“Ngonile (I messed up) with my homophobic remarks ngiyaxolisa (I am sorry) that was uncalled for.”

Despite her apology, the damage was done, and the criticism continued. Ntokozo Mbambo, meanwhile, remained composed and focused on celebrating her achievements. In an interview with eNCA, Mbambo ignored Khumalo’s rant, choosing instead to quote scripture about God’s faithfulness and celebrate her three awards.

READ ALSO: SAMA29: Makhadzi thanks her fans for Best Traditional Album of the Year for ‘African Queen 2.0’

This incident highlights the volatility of public opinion and the enduring impact of past actions on current events. Kelly Khumalo’s performance in Rhythm City may have been fictional, but her recent comments have real-world consequences that continue to affect her reputation.

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