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Unathi Nkayi’s post rubs social media the wrong way

South African media personality, Unathi Nkayi was forced to delete an insensitive post where she was rubbing shoulders with the Queen Mother of Eswatini. Her trip to Swaziland saw her gaining the opportunity to meet and pose next to her. But she had to remove the post after seeing how hurt the majority of her followers were.

In the post, Unathi was seen kneeling down next to the Queen mother and even accompanied the picture with a short caption.

She said she felt honoured to be in her presence saying she will cherish the experience forever.

“I had the honour and privilege of being allowed an audience with her majesty the Queen Mother this weekend. An experience I will cherish for the rest of my life. A moment of beauty grace, honour, and dignity, wrapped in a blanket of tender love and a deep knowledge of who we are as a Nguni, Bantu people.

“A ceremony she held and led in honour of her granddaughter Princess Temaswati as the matriarch of the Swati Kingdom,” she wrote.

But her post was met with a lot of backlash and negative comments from people. Instead of ignoring the backlash and being ignorant by keeping the post of even responding to the negativity, she deleted the post.

When asked why she decided to do that, Unathi told a local publication that she was left concerned by how people reacted to it and how they were hurt, so she did the right thing by deleting the post.

I deleted the post because I see how much it hurt people. I am always concerned with how people feel and that spoke to me. It’s not about the backlash being warranted or not. People explained to me what’s going on and I did what I thought was right which is to delete,” she told the publication.

Here are some of the posts she shared at eSwatini:


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