Bonang released an official statement, clarifying that she will no longer be part of the Women In Media event. This follows her recent tweets where she had been telling people about the event and inviting them to come attend. She mentioned a number of international stars who are said to attend the event, one of them being Taraji P Henson.
However, Taraji retweeted the Women In Media advert video shared by Bonang’s managing company C.S.A group on Twitter, slamming the claims that she will be one of the key speakers at event. She insisted that it was “fake news” and “fake advertisement” intended to mislead her fans. She went to tell people to get their refunds from the event.
Tweeps wasted no time before they stated commenting about how “Bonang is pulling out of the event just because Taraji is not going to attend”.
It was announced at a press conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday afternoon that Taraji, Halle Berry and Ashanti were headed to SA for the event, with Bonang billed as the host.
The organisers of the conference 21st Century Group have since released a statement, asking people to be patient as they are still investigating the matter.
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