Busiswa calls out ‘The Queen’ for portrayal of gender-based violence
The musician took to Twitter to criticise The Queen for its portrayal of issues of gender-based violence.
The Queen’s rape incident
The hitmaker who recently released her album specifically referred to the storyline of the character of ‘Vuyiswa’ played by Zandile Msutwana. Busiswa said that it missed the mark in the way it displayed violence against women. The soapie is running the story of Vuyiswa Jola–Maake, a police woman who was raped by a fellow policeman. Vuyiswa had gone to the local pub n restaurant where her drink was spiked rendering her defenseless when he followed her home and violated her on her bed.
Busiswa went on to say that the writers of the show were clearly too disconnected from the issues to meaningfully portray them.
The gqom singer took to Twitter to call out the show The Queen for the way it portrayed gender-based violence .
The singer said that the show’s writers were clearly neither women nor victims because of how disconnected the storyline was from the issues it was trying to portray.
Fans added their opinions to her take, with one saying:
@maddagift: “True..#TheQueenMzansi missed this one” And another reply tweeting that it was not handled carefully enough by simply stating:
@zimkhitha4: “It was rushed” Busiswa emphasised how the show had missed an important opportunity in shedding light on an issue that plagues South Africa daily by writing:
“No one is crying or talking or inspired or informed or moved by your storylines on rape & abuse”
The plot line has proven to be one of the different plot lines by South African soapies during the 16 days of activism. It’s the second rape case by the soapie. Gomora also has a rape story line as well but with a focus on male teenagers.