Whilst Leanne Manas was celebrating her 15 years at the SABC’s Morning Live, fans congratulated the veteran news anchor and television host, but Nstiki Mazwai did not buy all that.
No I don’t think Leanne Manna is amazing at her job- I think she is just white. And enjoying privilege. She can’t even speak indigenous languages. She is not African.
— Ntsiki Mazwai (@ntsikimazwai) August 1, 2019
The 44-year-old Manas responded to the poet by saying “Good morning Ntiski 🌞 it’s “Manas” and everyone is entitled to an opinion and a place in this country. I respect your views 🙏”
This was not the first time Mazwai and Manas step in each other’s toes. Ntsiki wrote in 2018 in a tweet as said: Akere you think Leanne Mannas is good cos she is white? Or whatever she is ..but it’s not black. Akere. Nothing as mediocre as Leanne Shem, in which Manas responded as well.
Never met you – have heard about you & have seen how you hate on me for being white.
It’s ok – I’m ok with it. I’ve never commented on the numerous times you have put me down. Maybe one day we can meet & you may just like me as a person & not as a colour. Take care ❤️ https://t.co/IX7QUuAsy6
— Leanne Manas (@LeanneManas) September 12, 2018
Manas was congratulated by many on social media in recognition of her work on television from as early as 2004.