Minnie wants justice

By Drum Digital
14 September 2011

Live and Mzansi insider presenter Minnie Dlamini has taken the former Vuzu presenter Nonhle Thema to the cleaners.  Drum can reveal that Minnie is suing Nonhle for defamation of character after  Nonhle went on a rampage describing the new face of Legit as a young drunkard who gets beaten up at night clubs. This follows a recent much publicised incident where Minnie was physically assaulted by an unknown patron at Hush in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

“I will be at Hush this weekend…F**k Minnie and her drunk self,” the former face of cosmetic product Dark n Lovely tweeted.

“Another Beat down if you think ure all that. ure just a presenter,” she continued.

“I refuse to take a pic with Minnie Dlamini such a young hoe and drunk too..noo thanks . You fight at clubs sies.”

“If you are 21 getting a beat down at clubs haaaaa ure a hoe Dlamini SIES,”she further tweeted.

Speaking on behalf of Minnie her manager MaBlerh Salvatore of LeBlerh artist management says they work hard work hard to maintain a clean reputation for their client.

“Her income is linked to the manner in which the public views them”

“Ms Thema’s account has a following of over 75 000 people with direct access to it which is why we take the statements made on that day in very serious light,”says MaBlerh adding that, “ Account went on to insinuate that our client was intoxicated at the time of the incident and went on to call our client other derogatory names. We, at LeBlerh Artist Management, reject these false allegations and derogatory statements and as such; we have issued a formal letter of demand to Miss Nonhle Thema via our attorneys.”

A letter of demand seen by Drum confirms that it was sent on the 8th of  this month.

The demands a formal written apology and further that  Thema donates R85 000 to organisations that support women that have been subjected to gender based violence.

It  further demands  Nonhle to respond within  five  days , failing which they will  instruct their  attorneys to issue a summons.

“We believe that our demands are reasonable and will send a message to other members of the public that we are all accountable for what we do on social networks and that we at LeBlerh Artist Management have a zero tolerance policy against any defamatory statements made against our clients.” says LeBlerh.

In response lawyers representing Nonhle acknowledge the letter from Minnie’s lawyers and that they still need to consult with Nonhle but they promised to revert back no later than next Wednesday.

All we can do now is watch as this battle between the two beauties plays itself out.

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