South African radio host and TV presenter Bonang Matheba has fallen foul of eagle-eyed social media users apparently taking instruction from the title of her new book, Bonang From A to B.
Some people even broke out the red pen to pinpoint the multiple spelling and grammar errors in Ms Matheba’s autobiography:
#BonangBookSagaFtDaniel #BonangBookSagaftDaniel #FromAtoB #TweetLikeBonang #Bonangbook
How bonang got her marks in her english class😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/G3dHJaef1X
— Apple Seed (@MxohMchunu) August 3, 2017
So much talent in mzanzi to help bonang proof read and edit her book👇 and she decided to cut costs 😩 pic.twitter.com/vshAwGvSdH
— koki_de_brave (@kokififty5) August 3, 2017
Ms Matheba’s publishing house, BlackBird Books, has told South Africa’s Times Live new site that it is wholly responsible for the errors – including incorrectly listing the author’s birthday as 24 June when it is in fact 25 June.
“I take full responsibility for what happened. The last thing I want is for black people to be accused of mediocrity and I should do better. It’s on me as the publisher.
“I ought to have done better,” BlackBird Books Publisher Thabiso Mahlape said.