Racy dancer Zodwa Wabantu got tongues wagging once again after she shared a video clip of herself removing the body of a monkey from a dead snake’s belly.
She simply captioned the post: “I don’t buy, ngiyazingela (I hunt).”
In the video clip, the “Zodwa Wabantu Uncensored” star is seen cutting through the dead snake’s skin and carefully proceeding to remove the animal, which the snake swallowed earlier.
And the man in the background is heard saying: “It’s a monkey.”
The video sparked a heated debate on social media with fans calling Wabantu out for encouraging “animal cruelty”.
Taking to her comments section, many expressed their shock at what they had just witnessed, while others strongly condemned the act of killing the snake, highlighting that pythons, in particular, are an endangered species.
An Instagram user who goes by the name of Veiko Pelao Petrus posed the question: “Why do you guys kill this snake 🐍???? They don’t hurt you plus they will go extinct and what happens to the future generations. #sustainability #extinction #snakes 😢😢😢this (is) cruelty.”
Another follower, Mosa Kitty Malumise, wrote: “What in the world did I just watch? 😳😳😳😳Are you going to braai it?, phela I hear snake meat tastes like biltong 💀”
Chengeto Jange added: “Pythons are protected species. We don’t kill them 😢😢😢. @sabcnewsonline, why are you killing a python sis Zo😢😢
Concerned Instagram user Dikotsi Sekatane asked: “But why kill innocent animals 😢 this is not right honestly 😡”
Instagram user, bujigirlbee, added: “Some things should just stay in your photo gallery 😒 we honestly didn’t ask to see this 😩 I love you but this is too much now feels like you’re doing this just for clout! I couldn’t even watch the whole thing.”
Wabantu has received a lot of flak since she came out as a traditional healer last year, with many questioning the legitimacy of her gift.
Poet and musician Ntsiki Mazwai was among many who criticised her for continuing to dance half-naked after she had accepted her gift of traditional healing.