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    Babalwa Mneno responds to human trafficking allegations

    Reality television star and businesswoman Babalwa Mneno has poured cold water over claims of her being involved in human trafficking activities.

    On Wednesday, Babalwa released an extended statement addressing the human trafficking claims against her. She also said social media has damaged her reputation.

    Babalwa was first accused of being part of a sex trafficking ring in 2018 and while it seemed as if the accusations had fallen off with time, this year saw her name rise once again in the middle of the heinous human rights violation act.

    Seeing the allegations coming after her again, Babalwa felt it was time to settle it. The celeb took to social media like a raging bull to defend herself.

    Lashing out in her native language, IsiXhosa, Babalwa let the accusers have it.

    (Warning: Strong language, reader discretion is advised…) “F**k you and your parents to all those little pieces of sh*t who are accusing me of pimping!!! Go and f**k yourselves, all of you, bloody starving dogs! FUTSEKKKK!…, the end!”


    Clearly frustrated and hurt by these accusations resurfacing after she has worked hard to make an honest name for herself, she further Tweeted.


    Babalwa released a long statement to defend herself where she said, “I note with dismay the accusations mounting that I am involved in the human trafficking scheme on social media. I have never been involved in human trafficking. I am a legit businesswoman. However, social media bullying has caused reputational damage, violence and emotional distress.”


    The businesswoman went on further to say that she will be taking legal action against the culprits and that her lawyers are working on finding them. I wish to indicate that an investigation to understand the provenance of the accusations, as well people who continue to vigorously peddle them, is underway. I have been advised by my lawyers’ legal action will be taken as soon as this issue has crystallised,”


    Given that this isn’t the first time she has been accused of these rumours and the seriousness of human trafficking in the country, finding the culprit would help answer a lot of questions.


    A lot of Tweeps came to her defence, citing that if people had evidence of human trafficking, they should report to the police instead of on Twitter. One Tweep even cleared the air as to why people would spread such rumours.


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