sympathy for this rural looking chic only coz her photograph has been posted here will reveal a deeprooted affinity for her or those like her either because they themselves once lived the life she portrays or know/have relations who did or still do.
Well put muntu wakithi ; precisely the reason why l am protesting. Personally I can inform you that nginguMtshetshe fulltime, I was born and bred in deep down ezabelweni ; ngelusa ,ngalima,ngabiya ngazingela,ngathambisa amajongosi,ngadibhisa, ngathiya, ngatshaya inqindi emafusini sixegwa. Ekukhuleni kwami ngakhombisa intombi emfuleni(or emthonjeni) lasezigayweni. By our standards then and now , places of dating and romance kusemahlathini izintombi lezo zitheza inkuni lasezifuleni emini lika bha, NOT in dim lit cozy restuarants and comfy double beds, simply because we were not privy to that world.
Further more lalamhlanje ngakhile khona ezabelweni through inheriting umuzi kamkhulu (if I was a full time resident ngangingusobhuku) njalo most of my relatives are rural,ngifuyile ngiletikiti in my name njalo ngikhonzile enduneni yami ngokomthetho njengesakhamuzi. Whether l am in Joburg , eLondon kumbe e N Y, I have never found my self saying ngiphuma ko Byo(which l love and is my 2nd home), l always proudly say ngiphuma eGwanda ezabelweni lapho konkaba ibiza LA! labogogo and omkhulu bami abalele khona.I have never attempted to conceal any ruralness in me AND NEVER WILL I APOLOGISE FOR IT.
With that background my heart goes out to this girl child who by circumstances she finds herself in , and not by her design, sekuhlekiswa ngaye kumambule. You and me know the power of i internet ngoba ifinyelela kuwowonke amagumbi omhlaba ngomzuzu.
My understanding yama ethics ,unless if there is consent ,ipublicity yemifanekiso ifanele ama public figures, abamodelela lokho or o angikhathali, lalaba abenze okuhle lokubi emphakathini. So you cant violet the rights and dignity of a private innocent person because you are drawing parallels loMgabe, u Bleya or a porn star okuvunyelweyo ukuhekisa ngaye. Pho woneni lumtwana wabantu, ngoba ukhanya ehlambulukile ezicecele njalo lokukhuthala ungathi kukhona to deserve ukusakazwa foro ukuhlekisa engakwazi lokuzivikela njalo lemedium and i context engayazi. The probability is high ukuthi ngenxa ye digital devide oyaziyo lawe the 'chic' and izizalwane zakhe abazi nex ngale i publicity. Isithuzi sakhe!( basic dignity) labakibo?,- aMaNdebele ehlekisa ngaye umhlaba wonke! Unyembeza wethu njengabakaMthwakazi uphi?