Miss SA Shudufhadzo Musida Was Beaten Up
The trolling of reigning Miss South Africa is starting to get worrisome for many as it continuously happens. This time, what started the trolling was that she posted an “innocent” tweet about pizza, whilst the timeline is heartbroken over the passing of young Lufuno Mavhungu.
The timeline is filled with heartbreaking messages of condolences after the passing of the teenager. Mental health became the topic of focus and people either shared their stories of their own experiences or raised awareness about the illness.
As a person who promised to focus on mental health when she wore the Miss SA crown, many looked towards Shudufhadzo Musida’s direction to say a few words about Lufuno. Instead, she posted about pizza and how good it tastes folded.“I believe that a slice of pizza tastes nicer when you fold it,” she tweeted, and bullies came gathering in her comments section.
I believe that a slice of pizza tastes nicer when you fold it💀
— Shudufhadzo (@abigailmusida) April 13, 2021
U always out of line. If u not posting you naked pictures you talk about pizza out of all things we are facing as a country 🥴
— MARMEE GEE (@KwaziLizwe) April 14, 2021
You haven’t said a single word about #JusticeForLufuno #JusticeforLulu
You need to start taking yourself serious hle… We really don’t care about pizza , 3 young people just died in the country… hay hyoo you’re exhausting
— Amanda Tshemese (@Amanda_Tshemese) April 14, 2021
Taking to Instagram, Shudu broke her silence over the matter by talking about her own experiences with bullying. “When I was between the ages of 11 and 12, I got beaten up so badly by a group of guys and girls, and I remember apologising so much. I remember the girls cheering on the guy that was kicking my ribs until I realised that it wouldn’t stop. So I didn’t bother crying because I knew it wouldn’t help,” she shared.
“My mom knew little about the bullying, but never knew how bad it was. I was in pain for about a week, but I couldn’t tell anyone. The Lufuno story is so triggering. All I can see is how she stood there and didn’t do anything because you get to that point.”
Social media trolls were furious after Miss SA posted about pizza instead of addressing or sharing her thoughts about the 15-year-olds tragic death. She said she posted a few words about her privately and not publicly, so in order to shut them down she had to post it publicly. “I posted the previous post privately earlier because I was emotional about Lufuno’s passing and someone told me to consider.