Jackie Phamotse bags African Icon award amidst crimen injuria charges against her

This after, a controversial tweet by Jackie about a high-profile businessman allegedly being implicated in a gay sex tape went viral on Twitter. Even though Jackie did not name anyone in her tweets, Twitter implicated Bassie and Romeo in the scandal.  

The author, who tackles societal issues such as the blesser/blessee phenomenon in her book Bare, said she was glad the win came at this point in her life because it gave her validation that her work is important.

Jackie has been accused of using controversial methods, such as tweets about a secret underground sex ring called the Hockey Club, to publicise her book.

She told TshisaLIVE that the award would open more doors and would empower more women to speak their truth no matter what.

“I believe…

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