MacG opened up about his lobola negotiations. Image via Twitter @podcastwthmacg

MacG serves letter of demand for ‘libelous’ tweet labelling him ‘transphobic’

In a turn of events, podcaster MacG has served a letter of demand to an entertainment commentator after being labelled ‘transphobic’.


MacG opened up about his lobola negotiations. Image via Twitter @podcastwthmacg

Podcaster MacG landed in hot water after making transphobic and homophobic remarks on his popular Podcast and Chill earlier this year. MacG has since apologised and made an effort to educate himself about the LGBTQI+ community. 

While reporting on MacG’s podcast taking a break from television, entertainment commentator Musa Khawula labelled MacG a “transphobe” and the podcaster fired back, allegedly serving Khawula with a letter of demand.

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Tina Mokwena Attorneys acted on behalf of their client MacG to serve Musa Khawulaa letter of demand for labelling MacG as “transphobic”. They labelled Khawula’s tweet as “libelous”. 

Khawula’s tweet read: “Channel O announces transphobic MacG’s podcast and chill celebrity edition is going on a production break till further notice.’”


A portion of the letter sent to Khawula read: 

“Our instructions are that this statement/tweet, particularly labelling our client ‘transphobic’, is false and malicious, it is further deemed to be defamatory in nature as it; clearly identified our client, was made on a public platform, it is untrue and false.”

“The defamatory words have reached your 14 600 followers and has attracted retweets, comments and likes from different people who now view our client as a ‘transphobe’. Our client’s reputation as a public figure in South Africa has been gravely undermined by your false statement/tweet.”

“With our client being a public figure, his good reputation is closely related to his innate worth and dignity as an individual as well as the worth and dignity of his business. Out client relies on his good name and reputation to generate an income for himself and his business.” 

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Ending off the letter of demand, Tina Mokwena Attorneys instructed Khawula to publish a full retraction and “correction” of his defamatory statement. They have also instructed him to remove the tweet and to put in writing that he will not publish any false statements about the podcaster by 18:00 on Tuesday 19 October. 

Khawula has made it clear that he does not intend apologise for the tweet. 

“Firstly, you ain’t getting no apology from me and if your memory is short see next tweet to get a good reminder of yall’s transphobic statement.”