Shauwn Mkhize Addresses Haters Bashing the Houses She Recently Donated to KZN Flood Victims. There is a saying that you can’t make everybody happy. This is exactly the situation that Dr Shauwn Mkhize finds herself in, after reaching out to Kwazulu Natal residents who were affected by the floods which took place in mid-April.
During the time of the floods, some public figures such as Dr Patrice Motsepe and Charlize Theron stepped in to help those who were affected a great deal by the floods. Another personality, who is also known for her philanthropic work, Shauwn handed over three of the 20 houses she and her football club, Royal AM, donated to flood victims.
Sadly the affluent businesswoman and reality TV star made news, not for the good deed she did, but for the quality of the houses she gave away. There were pictures of some brick houses, making rounds on social media, with people saying Mam’Mkhize is the one who built them. The houses are made of paving stones and bricks, usually used for driveways or exterior jobs, and come with a single bed and a shower. The majority of people were not happy with the houses, and dragged Mam’Mkhize on Twitter.
Taking to Instagram, Mam’Mkhize has come out to defend herself against the backlash. According to her, those houses trending on Twitter, were not built by her, but by another Good Samaritan. Not dwelling to much on the state of the houses, Mam’Khize encouraged South Africans to learn to appreciate the good deeds that other people are ding instead of always rushing to criticize.
“I’ve seen the latest outrage on Twitter and want to address this very fast. For the longest period of my life, I’ve let the media perception become a reality and now, I will no longer be doing that!
I was not made by social media and surely I will not be broken by it.
The headline read “Mamkhize does not respect the poor.” The least you can do as journalists is to be factual and investigate before writing a story based on Twitter. Yet again I was not afforded an opportunity to respond. 🙄🙄,” Shauwn put matters into perspective.