Minnie Dlamini and Connie Chiume

Minnie Dlamini and Connie Chiume on the cover of The Plug SA. Image Twitter:

Minnie Dlamini gets trolled for sharing space with Connie Chiume

Connie Chiume and Minnie Dlamini recently shared a magazine cover, but some social media users think Minnie Dlamini didn’t deserve it.

Minnie Dlamini and Connie Chiume

Minnie Dlamini and Connie Chiume on the cover of The Plug SA. Image Twitter:

Minnie Dlamini and Connie Chiume were featured on a magazine cover, however, it abruptly turned negative after Twitter users commented.

The pair was featured on the cover of The Plug issue from February 2023, which focused on “generations of film.”

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“As Africa’s most loved storyteller, we celebrate the works of the legends who have shaped and contributed positively to the film industry across generations. @ConnieChiume and @MinnieDlamini wear their artistic hearts on their sleeves,” read the tweet that goes with the cover image that the MultiChoice Group released.

According to their publication, The Plug “provides fascinating material covering music, fashion and other sectors of urban culture.”

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The publication’s About Us page reads: “We offer critical think pieces on the current state of Hip Hop, and we shape the growing narrative surrounding passionate, creative and expressive individuals in an ever-evolving culture. We pride ourselves on celebrating excellence in culture by profiling rising and established creatives, artists and mavericks who are moving the industry forward.”

Why Connie and Minnie Dlamini?

Though many think Connie’s appearance on the cover doesn’t require an explanation, they do wonder why she had to share it with Minnie, who is thought to work in a completely different sector of the entertainment industry.

The Plug explained this about Connie: “Connie Chiume is the darling of SA film and television. From teaching through the 1976 student uprising in Soweto to taking up a career as an actress, her story is one of working through an era when the creative arts weren’t seen as viable prospects in our country to being celebrated on the international stage.”

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The article focused on Minnie Dlamini’s work and noted that she now has her own production firm.

“Her story arch is one of growth in the SA film industry, that has ultimately led to her passing it forward by empowering others through her productions,”

The publication added while describing their goal to chronicle the tales of two generations of South African television and movies. Despite the justification, Twitter users were not having it and made sure to express their displeasure with the cover to MultiChoice.