By Tamlyn Canham
The couple has had their fair share of cyberbullying and online hate. Nandi was labelled a “narcissist” in 2019 for a post she shared in honour of Karl Lagerfeld.
The iconic fashion designer, who is known for his work with Chanel, died in 2019 following several months of ill health.
“Your work, your vision … wow! Had the honour of being invited to the Chanel Showroom in Paris – Rue Cambon and cannot begin to tell you how inspired I was. Karl Lagerfeld you inspired many, thank you #RIP,” Nandi tweeted at the time.
Nandi Madida Paying Tribute. pic.twitter.com/z8UYslemzt
— Phil Foden Stan (@EndodaKawa) February 19, 2019
Some social media users accused Nandi of making the German designer’s death all about herself. Earlier this year, Zakes found himself on the Twitter trends list after sharing how loadshedding was putting lives at risk.
“I know at least 4ppl who passed today, their ventilation stopped working because of load shedding. I wonder how many ppl lost their loved ones today because of load shedding, can we at least deal with one pandemic at a time pls #COVID19 #Loadshedding #Eskom,” he wrote.
Tweeps accused the musician of lying. “When you watch too much Africa Magic,” one user joked.
Twitter can be “toxic”
But Nandi and Zakes are having the last laugh. Nandi commented on a recent news story about how Eskom’s rolling blackouts were affecting home care patients who rely on oxygen.
“@ZakesBantwiniSA and you tried highlighting this a few months ago. Twitter is really such a toxic platform at times. It’s sad people are going through such,” she wrote.
— Nandi Madida (@Nandi_Madida) June 12, 2021
Despite the hate she sometimes receives online, Nandi always keeps it positive. She revealed a few days ago that she has a lot to celebrate.
— Nandi Madida (@Nandi_Madida) June 11, 2021