Recently, the Metro FM daily morning show co-host had a tiff on social media with a 19 year old and Wits student Palomino Jama, that landed her in suspension.
In a statement on Thursday, Msengana said: “Two days ago, on radio, I expressed an opinion on the language policy at Stellenbosch University. My opinion became the subject of a Twitter debate.”
Msengana had spoken on her Metro FM morning show about the Luister documentary that depicts how black students feel isolated at the university because of its language policy. The documentary also shows the racist environment black students face.
Msengana allegedly said black students at the university must have known when they enrolled there that Afrikaans was the primary language of the university. She found herself trending on Twitter, and the hashtag #Unathibelike was created
“Unfortunately, some of the subsequent commentary criticised me in ways that I felt badly violated my personal life and beliefs,” she said on Thursday.
Jama had contributed to the UnathiBeLike hashtag by tweeting: “Wife gets beaten by husband. Unathi:Why didn’t you become a lesbian? You married him knowing men can be abusive.”
The next morning, Jama woke up to a number of private messages from Msengana’s Twitter account, saying: “Do you think insulting me, my marriage and my sexuality is going to change your situation?
You’re a f***ing idiot if so… you’re f***ing delusional if you think you can get personal. F*** your stupid mind. No amount is going to change our realities. You psycho b***h. F*** you twice over.”
Msengana said she should not have used offensive language.
“I therefore wish to publicly apologise for my choice in language,” her statement read.
Earlier this year, Unathi was also taken off air.
We hope the Idols judge has found peace with herself.