Andile Mpisane under fire for taking away Sithelo Shozi’s BMW
Tweeps have been animated with debate on the etiquette of giving gifts after news that Andile Mpisane took back the luxury BMW vehicle that he had given to his baby mama Sithelo Shozi in November.
The 20-year-old Royal AM chairperson shocked the country last month when he dumped the 27-year-old mother of his two children and married Tamia Louw instead. It has since emerged that his mother, Shauwn “MaMkhize” Mkhize, may have played an instrumental role in the drama by demanding a paternity test for Sithelo’s last born.
However, the news that Andile Mpisane took back the luxury BMW car he had given to Sithelo as a gift has triggered intense emotions. Some did not take well to the news and argued that gifts freely given should not be taken back when things go sour.
Some also questioned the rationale of taking back gifts, given that innocent children may also suffer as a result. Some social media users also advocated for women not to accept any gifts from their lovers and significant others unless the gifts are in their names.
Here are some reactions from tweeps
“A gift is like a donation though. Unless it was not a gift in the first place.
U can’t take it back cause things are now sour. Like I said unless it was not a gift.”
“Mina nje I was going to quickly re reg the car to my name, stru kubi mos”
“How is something a Gift if it will later be confiscated should things go south? 😩😩Beats me”
“That’s what I don’t understand nam, how do you buy someone a gift then take it”
“It was not a gift but a public stunt, the cars are still registered under the name of payer (Mamkhize)”
“For the fact that it wasn’t in her name, that should have been a red flag. A car is a big purchase and if it’s not in your name then it’s not yours, and can be taken away at any time.”