South African rapper K.O from Teargas and his team have officially released a media statement after social networks sparked rumours that the caracara singer might be infected with HIV/AIDS. Titled HIV?AIDS IS NO LAUGHING MATTER in caps this is what the statement read: Social media and Twitter in particular has the ability to give a voice to rumor mongers; anyone with an agenda can use those 140 and a hashtag to start a negative rumor about anyone or anything without giving a second thought to how this will impact the lives of those targeted. On 21 May someone on twitter started a rumor about K.O having HIV/AIDS after K.O posted a picture of himself at an event, the picture shows K.O to have lost weight. Now those that follow K.O on social media would know that K.O has been working out and even taken cycling as part of his exercise regiment and added to that he is a clean eater and thus the weight loss. The rumor spread quickly on social media and before long K.O’s health status was trending, and some people turned it into a big joke and openly laughed about it.
Sad really given that HIV/AIDS is no laughing matter and these actions only worsen the stigma around the disease. A day later K.O responded by posting this note on twitter and Instagram: Much like my Maker, I have an incomprehensibly forgiving heart. See I get it! The intrigue around who I really am and the life I lead off camera is heightened each time I do good in the game. Thing about paddling lies is that falsehood doesn’t eventually become truth-‐no matter how hard the most spiteful of hearts desires. A lie yesterday is still a lie tomorrow and beyond. Lies just like the truth, do not change. So I forgive you all for stirring up false info & inaccurate speculations about my health (LOL and calling me names). Oh and thank you for spectating, but I’m sorry there’s no story here. Bless.
This did not quell the rumors, if anything it seemed to have put poured petrol onto the fire. To kill the rumor once and for all; yesterday K.O took an HIV test and posted the results on twitter and Instagram. This is not the first time K.O posts his results, for the last five years K.O has been testing twice a year and he has shared his results in the hopes that he will inspire more young people to get tested. It is indeed sad that some of our people take HIV/AIDS as a joke when the country has once again the highest infection rate in the world. Let us use our collective voice to fight this ignorance and the stigma around the disease.
SEE PICS: Unathi Nkayi Looks Hotter than Ever At 40!
PHOTOS – Unathi like you’ve never seen before!
We recently spotted Unathi Nkayi on the set of Moja Love TV’s daily panel talk show Show Me Love debuting a much slimmer frame.
Ever since her body transformation, the 40-year-old has been slaying the social media scene with her hot body and we must say she looks like a mouth-watering snack!
Unathi loves flaunting her African curves as much as possible and it’s no brainer that she spends most of her free time at the gym.
Let’s take a look at Unathi’s hot body looks:
Considering how flawless she looks in every post, you will catch her either hitting the treadmill in her sportswear or taking a quick snapshot before showtime, this beaut sure knows how to work the camera.
Fitness is probably her greatest obsession, Her fitness posts scored her a cover feature for the Women’s Health magazine last month.
The singer showed off her incredible figure in a sweet pink skin-tight dress during the filming of Idols South Africa. The beaut has maintained her curves including her perky booty!
How smoking hot is she in this bright yellow number from Mayluxe?
All I ever wanted was to feel comfortable in a bikini but you make me feel like AFRICAN ROYALTY. I’ll choose you EVERYTIME,
She wrote on Instagram.
Quick about Unathi:
- She used to play hockey and was a first-team squash player in school.
- The Idols judge took part in the Unlimited Dusi canoe marathon and had a great experience.
What do you think of Unathi’s body transformation?
Let us know in the comments section below.