Makhadzi’s Hilarious Comeback: Laughter Erupts as South African Star Addresses Africa Music Festival UK Chaos
In a twist that left Zimbabweans in stitches, Makhadzi, the renowned South African musician, has responded with wit to the criticism she faced for her recent remarks about fellow artist Winky D from Zimbabwe. Her witty retort, shared via Facebook, not only defused the tension but also highlighted her strong cultural connection with Zimbabwe.
Makhadzi’s Festival Fracas: Allegations of Sabotage Shake Africa Music Festival UK
Drama unfolded when Makhadzi took center stage by expressing her deep frustration and disillusionment with the Africa Music Festival UK. Making waves, she boldly claimed that her performance had been intentionally sabotaged during the event. Makhadzi pointed the finger at none other than fellow Zimbabwean artist Winky D, accusing him of stretching his performance time, thus encroaching on her allocated slot.
Backlash Ensues: Fans Slam Makhadzi for Blame Game
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Makhadzi’s pointed allegations at Winky D stirred a wave of disapproval from the latter’s loyal fan base. Venting their ire on social media, they vehemently rejected Makhadzi’s claims and openly criticized her for attempting to shift blame onto Winky D.
Makhadzi’s Playful Response: Turning Criticism into Laughter
Amid the escalating controversy over her clash with Winky D, Makhadzi used her Facebook platform to craft a light-hearted response. Writing in the Shona language, she penned, “Zvinonetsa mabatiro anokuita vanhu kana urimutorwa Havazive ndiri mwana wevhu,” which humorously translates to “It’s difficult to understand what people say when you’re not a native. I am a child of the soil.”
This clever riposte not only diffused the tension but also showcased Makhadzi’s cultural bond with Zimbabwe, leaving her fans in the country rolling with laughter. Some even speculated whether Zimbabwean artist Jah Prayzah had a hand in crafting the posts for Makhadzi, as they found it hard to believe she could express such deep Shona herself.
In another post, responding to body-shaming comments about her nose, Makhadzi hilariously quipped that she was considering cutting it off so critics would have nothing left to mock.
The aftermath of Makhadzi’s uproarious response has fans eagerly awaiting her next move, keeping the entertainment industry abuzz with anticipation.
New Cell C CEO Jorges Mendes Urges Icasa to Maintain Favorable Wholesale Rates for Competitive Edge
Recently appointed CEO of Cell C, Jorges Mendes, has made a plea to the communications regulator Icasa, urging them to uphold the skewed wholesale call rates that currently benefit Cell C. Mendes emphasized that this favorable treatment in wholesale mobile call termination rates (MTRs) is essential for the company’s ability to effectively compete against its larger competitors, Vodacom and MTN.
Cell C, having transitioned away from operating its own radio access network, relies on this “asymmetry” in MTRs to connect subscribers to cellphone towers. Mendes stressed that maintaining this arrangement is crucial for at least the next five years.
Acknowledging Cell C’s past missteps, Mendes admitted the company had made some mistakes in the past, particularly with the decision to drastically raise call termination rates to R1.25/minute during its launch. This sudden hike from 20c significantly hindered their ability to establish themselves as a new entrant in the market.
Contrary to claims made by executives at Vodacom and MTN, Mendes refuted the notion that high termination rates were beneficial to Cell C in its early days. He emphasized that as a small and new player in the mobile market, Cell C was a net payer to its competitors and not a net recipient of MTR benefits.
Mendes stressed the importance of continuing the current practice of asymmetry, where smaller players receive favorable MTR treatment. He noted that the wider the gap in MTRs between smaller operators and larger players, the better it is for Cell C, as the company still faces significant disadvantages in terms of market share and customer base.
He concluded that the existing MTR structure, currently at 9c/minute (11c for qualifying operators under asymmetry), should remain intact to ensure Cell C’s competitiveness in the industry.