Madau snub: Busiswa responds

Busiswa Gqulu

Busiswa Gqulu

Showbiz Reporter
Kalawa Jazmee’s Busiswa Gqulu has responded to allegations that she snubbed disabled socialite Michelle Madau who had requested to take a picture with her. She said Madau was lying as she actually took a lot of pictures with her. The Kalawa Chikita was in the city last weekend for a performance at the SAMA festival held at the Large City Hall car park. She, however, did not perform after the show was abruptly abandoned due to crowd trouble.

Taking to her Facebook page, Busiswa who is now back in South Africa explained what transpired and also apologised to Madau.

“My true character has no space for such hate. I’d respond to this but there’s just too many lies and it’s coming across extremely differently to how I encountered it.

“I’ve no capacity to be this hateful and disgusting towards strangers that I meet everyday. I’m sad to know this is how I came across and I’m sorry I offended you,” wrote Busiswa.

Madau, an artistes’ manager said she had attended the festival specifically to meet Busiswa, an artiste she adores. She however got a rude awakening after walking all the way to the front with crutches just to have the SA singer seem disinterested in taking pictures with her.

To her defence, Busiswa challenged Madau to be fair and post all the pictures they had taken together as they actually conversed, instead of the two which were posted, portraying a disinterested Busiswa.

“At least you should post the picture where we spoke and posed together. And we took quite a few, but God bless and don’t let such incidents make you lose faith in your role models. Forgive me and keep shining.”

Immediately after Busiswa explained herself, Madau also responded saying the SA star needed to rectify the lies.

“Dear Busiswa, perhaps you should rectify the ‘lies’ and explain how you encountered it, because how Oliver Keith has put it is exactly how I told him, and frankly exactly how it happened.

“To begin with, I told you I’d specifically come to that event only to watch your performance as you have always been an inspiration to me from the time I was with the Divas Inc Dancers.

“I’m sorry to say you were utterly rude from the word go. The lady I was with, who is my PA then suggested it’d be good for us to take selfies with you seeing you inspire our girls. I then told her that I didn’t like your attitude, and that we should just leave. But I then decided ‘oh well, what would it hurt to try again?’

“That’s when I came to you and asked for a selfie, after almost losing my crutches finding my way to come to you-literally. You stood there and said in disgust: “Tjooo yini! Angithi uthe ufuna ipic, thatha phela.”

“Furthermore, I then asked politely if you could please come down so we do a proper selfie, because it’s pointless to take a picture when you’re up there and I’m down here and still you refused until the guy taking picture literally begged you. I was ready to leave.

“You were busy taking selfies with other people who were there. The way you treated me left me wondering and thinking that maybe you don’t want to be associated with a person of my calibre by every stretch of the word.

“Anyway, you have your reasons why you acted the way you did, but that’s not how we treat each other, especially seeing we’re in the same industry and may need to work together someday. I’ve accepted the way you treated me, it’s alright.”

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  • God of War

    To be fair and honest; when one asks for something; it’s not a must that they should get it.

  • Welcome to the real world

    Sorry Madau, but you had it coming! How can you idolise the likes of Busiswa and |Zodwa Wabantu. The young girl child needs positive role models, not those who run around half naked with no panties!

    • zibulo

      your grand and great grand mothers used to go about eith no panties, wearing only isidwaba so short , and no bras , breasts in the open. what is the difference between these women you insult , compared to your maternal ancestors? not that they were prostituting but it was the attire the whole continent. you only know about the life you live in , and nothing about invelaphi yakho !! shame

      • zibulo

        It’s now not relevant in modern day, unyoko should try it. Unyoko kahambe umtshaza ongatshetshelwanga uphandle sibone if she won’t get arrested wena Mdidiwakho.

        • zibulo

          kutsho ukuthi ngiyihlabe eskhonkosini !!!, usudubula kanje !! umama wakho ngowami futhi , lowami ngowakho futhi , wena ungumuntu umfowethu , olahlekile ngenkulumo nje !!! utshiyane lokuhlambalaza

          • zibulo

            Ngihlambalaza ngokucasulwa yizphukuphuku ezifana nawe!!

  • Ex Bosso Supporter

    The root cause of all this nonsense is the belief that is engraved in people from Bulawayo that South Africans are their kindred. Busiswa clearly said sh’e not obliged to be friendly to any stranger she meets, meaning Busiswa does not identify with anyone from Bulawayo, those are all strangers to her.

    • Essexvale

      While it is true that we have very close blood and cultural ties to the Nguni groups who constitute the largest in southern Africa, truth is that we have no such links at all to the shona. And that is a very sore point with you and your type. Your envy clearly shows in your comments and similar ones by others.

      • Ex Bosso Supporter

        What envy, only pigs like you envy rotten stuff, no wonder Bulawayo came to a standstill because of Zodwa Wabantu. How can the whole town give an immoral woman a standing ovation. Even South Africans were surprised because to them Zodwa is a can of garbage. Also that Dr Thabo lady who wants to come and motivate people in Bulawayo is wasting her precious time, she should come naked without pants if she ever wishes to impress Mthwakazi people.

    • zibulo

      your name , sarcastical as it is , says it all . you are a joke , oh no , a jerk !!!!

      • Ex Bosso Supporter

        A Jerk for refusing to be associated with a loosing team!!

        • zibulo

          after being invited to the losing team by who ??????????? uzisikelela ehwahweni !!!!. we are this , so what. asizondi muntu, asizondi other tribes, futhi osizondayo is wasting time

          • Ex Bosso Supporter

            Akuzwakali okubhalileyo, try writing in English you Dunderhead.

  • Gxabhashe

    Being a celebrity is a full time job and these so called celebs are not wat they potray its just an act to make money oBusiswa laba yimquba nje abasuka emabhawa and hide behind Zimbabweans like Oskido who are truly talented ,why on earth would you have Busiswa as your role model vele??hope you learnt yo lesson and next time you will choose yo role models carefully…

    • zibulo

      umquba yilokhu okubhalile , shame . Umona phansi , yeka abantwana bagiye bazigqaje ngabayikho khona !! Umona phansi , wena udume ngani , ngaphandle kokuvela on the platform uzoqamba amanga, comparing people with different gifts. Wena udume ngani ????????????????????? Bhala ngawe