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Phil Mphela Says He Will Not Tweet For R150

One of the leading entertainment commentators in the country is arguably Phil Kgopolo Mphela. Over his decade-long and counting career he has managed to carve out a niche market as an entertainment commentator predominantly using Twitter as his main means of communicating the latest television, radio, and publishing news.

Phil Mphela

However, it seems that in light of his popularity on the blue app, he has also opened himself up for trolling from other Twitter profiles looking to get in on his lucrative business model. As such, Mphela found himself needing to fight off trolls recently following his polarising tweet.

“Phil Mphela will not tweet for R150” A few days ago, Mphela found himself in hot water with tweeps when he took to his timeline to address how Musa Mseleku and the entire Mseleku clan have allegedly cornered the Mzansi Magic market.

Phil Mphela

Specifically, this was in light of the Mseleku clan receiving yet another spin-off from their successful Uthando Nesthembu reality show. Only this one would focus on the second generation of the Mseleku family.

While Mphela took his “L” at the time, it seems that tweeps did not forget. As such, when he attempted to add his commentary on why e.TV was not allegedly pushing its recent new addition to its weekday late-night programming Smoke & Mirrors as much as it was the likes of Isitha and Nikiwe.

Tweeps were quick to let him have it suggesting that he did not know what he was talking about as the telenovela managed to dominate trends despite his unfounded sentiments.

However, as Mphela came across as defensive, Promotional Twitter made sure they breathed down his neck. A fact which seemingly resulted in him needing to close his comments to only allow for his followers to comment on his posts.

This allowed him to share in his most recent tweets, the casting shake-up on SABC 1’s flagship and most-watched soapie Uzalo. This comes as the soapie has confirmed the arrival of The Wife’s Lindo Mojalo and Sibusisiwe Jili as newly added cast members of the hit isiZulu soapie.


In Other News- Update On Jackie Phamotse Vs The Kumalo’s Legal Fight

Author and controversial figure Jackie Phamotse has been in on a 13-year and counting ongoing legal battle with beloved mogul couple Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo as early as 2010. This was due to Jackie making what is now deemed as salacious accusations against the couple in a tweet at the time.

Jackie Phamotse

As reported by the Citizen when the story first broke. Phamotse is alleged to have. Learn more


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