Vlogger Rea Gopane has issued an apology to Bonang Matheba after making false drugs claims about the media personality.
Reatlegile ‘Rea’ Gopane published a video in which he alleged that another well-known media personality told him that Bonang — who previously dated rapper AKA — allegedly introduced the musician to drugs.
After the claims, Bonang release a statement demanding Rea to apologies for defamation after attempt to contact him failed.
“My instruction is to invite you to mitigate your unlawful conduct and provide an immediate apology and unconditional retraction, which should be in writing and published on your various platforms, including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter,” read part of the letter.
She additionally demanded Rea Gopane must pay a sum of R500,000 in damages within 10 days.
“To this end, I am instructed to demand from you R500 000 within 10 days. Should this sum not be paid within the prescribed time, I have instructions to issue summons without further notice to you. Please provide your physical address to avoid summons being served via Facebook and/or Instagram,” Thomson said.
After the call, Rea took to Instagram issue an apology to Bonang for making false statement about her.
A statement read; “To the extent that I have made statements to certain individuals and in the public media stating or implying Ms Matheba’s connection to cocaine, I unequivocally retract all such imputations and unreservedly apologise that they were made,”
His apology didn’t impress the star, as it force him to make him to apologise for second time on social media.
Rea came back minutes later with a recorded apology and an even longer written apology.
“As stated in my letter of undertaking, I would like to express my sincere apology for everything I said on our podcast dated (May 9 2021). I would like to unequivocally retract my statements and apologise to all the parties concerned namely Ms Bonang Matheba, Mr Kiernan Forbes and Mr Siyabonga Ngwekazi.
“I know and understand that the podcast could cause harm, and I am deeply regretful for my mistake. I have learnt from my mistake and will do better moving forward. The podcast has been taken down on all platforms and I promise that it won’t happen again. Once again, I really am truly sorry,” read Rea’s apology.