Trevor Noah has joined a slew of other critics to throw a shade at Bonang Matheba over her recently released book which is riddled with errors.
During his show, There’s a Gupta on my Stoep, the comedian couldn’t help but poke fun at the errors in Bonang’s biography titled Bonang: From A-B.
Interestingly, Trevor joked about the book right after AKA who opened for him performed at the show at the Dome on Thursday night. Shortly after his performance, Trevor Noah mounted the stage to the excitement of fans.
“I guess I can’t speak about Bonang now,” he said.
He went on to use the book as his opening joke, saying that even though a deputy minister in the country had admitted to assaulting a woman, Bonang was still topping the trends list with South Africans talking about the errors in her book.
In his joke, Trevor played out a story of a child using the book at school and the teacher was angry because the student was not reading it correctly. However, the child pointed out that he was reading the book as it is, errors and all. Apparently, Bonang was unfazed by the joke as she was at the Dome that night to support her boyfriend AKA who performed before Trevor took to the stage.
The controversial book was released to bookstores two weeks ago and it didn’t take long before the errors were picked up by readers. Consequently, it became the talk of social media.
Earlier this week, Exclusive Books released a statement, recalling Bonang’s book which is riddled with grammatical errors and typos.
While the memoir written by the media star has now been pulled out from the market, customers who feel “dissatisfied” with their copy of the book are assured of a full refund of their money if they want.
The publisher is already working on republishing the book. Hopefully, they will read through it before bringing the copies to bookstores.