Shoe brand Madison: The Heart of New York has dropped Nonhle Thema stating they are “deeply saddened by the incident which took part in Botswana last week”.
Nonhle was in Botswana with Khanyi Mbau last weekend, Sowetan reported that she made derogatory comments about fellow patrons calling Botswana girls ugly,fat and infected with AIDS.
Nonhle refuted the claims and said she was just playing the “jealous girlfriend” card to her lover.
“I was on the phone and talking to my boyfriend who was out of the country at the time, I was telling him about the girls where he was, I was just being a jealous girlfriend,” Nonhle said.
The shoe company released a statement on Saturday saying they are parting ways with Nonhle.
“Due to the alleged circumstances of this trip and its repercussions, we regret to announce Ms Nonhle Thema is no longer the brand ambassador for Madison, The Heart of New York shoes.
Madison shoes will be donating R10 000 towards AIDS awareness in Botswana and will work alongside the OPTIONS brand which stocks Madison shoes in Botswana to raise money and awareness in regards to AIDS related illnesses.”
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