Sophie Ndaba has attracted the favour of the same people who once shunned her on social media.
Fame is fickle but not more so than social media. On one day you may be the star of the platform, showered with love and appreciation, and the next, a thorn in the feet of trolls.
Sophie Ndaba rises to Twitter’s faves list
This is the unfortunate rollercoaster Sophie Ndaba has experienced in her fandom. The actress has lived a long and successful life portraying Queen Moroka on Generations.
However, the dramatic weight loss and change in her physical appearance placed her in the firing line of harsh comments and wild speculations.
On multiple occasions in the past couple of years, we have come across trending topics claiming that the 48-year-old has died.
This is how much trolling affected the actress’ life
Over the years, Ndaba has miraculously kept a level head in the way she has dealt with the snide remarks about her physical appearance.
We don’t know many celebrities that can weather the storms she has faced over her health.
“I am human, of course, it affected me. It affected me because I didn’t see it coming. I didn’t see the public coming. I didn’t see myself losing so much weight. There was trauma after trauma after trauma. You must remember that I am not just an actress, I have businesses … People who once trusted you with R10m or R5m for their projects, when they hear you are dying, why would they even give you a contract? It was the challenge of losing a lot,” she once said in an interview with Tshisa Live.
Is South Africa in love with Sophie Ndaba again?
Despite all of the adversity she’s dealt with, Ndaba has risen to the top and on Tuesday, her name was splashed all over social media and for once, the sentiment was positive and detached from her personal life.
Lockdown, a local drama series, recently aired an episode on Mzansi Magic, where Ndaba’s performance as Palesa the head nurse at Kgotsong asylum stood out.
Most critics and trolls walked back the snide comments they once made about the veteran actress. Ndaba should feel vindicated but a person with her intelligence will be careful about rejoicing with the same people who once crucified her. This could explain why we have not had a reaction from the queen.
These are some of the tweets we sourced from the trending topic.