Mbaliyezwe Ngiba, popularly known as Mbali, has found herself in hot water after a video of her insulting hotel security guards went viral.
The Umkhokha actress was caught on camera engaging in a screaming match with the guards, leading to her being locked up and netizens expressing their disapproval.
In the video, which was shared on Twitter by user MDN News, Mbali can be seen shouting at the security guards, mocking their monthly earnings of R4K and questioning their self-importance. Another clip shows Mbali and her group seemingly confined to a room, with her attempting to communicate with a security guard behind a glass door.
Netizens were quick to condemn Mbali’s behavior, calling her unnecessary and highlighting her previous controversies. One user reminded others of Mbali’s unpaid debts to designers, while another praised the guards for their professionalism in the face of such provocation.
She’s a messed up human being
— Name can be blank- 𝕏 (@bokoromonio) January 2, 2024
“R4000 salary, security, no matric, ulala emile ” clearly life hasn’t humbled some people but every dog has its day. 💔
— IG: Felicity_Zitha 🦋 (@Felicity_Zitha) January 2, 2024
This is her true personality, she has a tendency of speaking ill of people when she is irate. She really looks down on people she said some hurtful words to that man how does she know he doesnt have matric? People who dont know how to be kind during conflict, she is mean.🚮🚮
— Kgomotso Tlhapane (@KgomotsoTlhapan) January 2, 2024
Those security guys at Sandton Skye, are very sweet and kind. I’m honestly disappointed at what I’m seeing.
You can’t disrespect and degrade other people like this just because you have a bigger bank balance than them.
— Vee (@Mr_Mfene) January 2, 2024
Why would you go that low, that man is making a decent living
— Vuyo (@veeentsomi) January 2, 2024
Balala bemile ingoba endlini kumele kulalwe kudliwe… She’s evil
— Nkosana (@Nkosana45815420) January 2, 2024
She is soo rude and disrespectful 😱😱Bladishidiii pic.twitter.com/OMPaTl6w6v
— Motlokwa Wa Mutsonga🇿🇦 (@malupsa) January 2, 2024
It is disheartening to witness someone who has been given a platform to inspire and entertain behaving in such a disrespectful manner. The way we treat others, especially those in positions of service, says a lot about our character and values.
Instead of using her influence to uplift and inspire, Mbali’s actions only serve to tarnish her reputation and alienate her from her fans. It is a reminder that humility and respect should be at the forefront of our interactions, regardless of our social status or personal grievances.
Let this be a lesson to all of us that our words and actions have consequences, and it is important to think before we speak or act. In the age of social media, where everything can be recorded and shared in an instant, it is crucial to remember that our behavior reflects not only on ourselves, but also on the communities we represent.