Following the recent revelations that Taraji P. Henson and Halle Berry are not part of The Inaugural International Women In Media conference (#WIMCon2018), Bonang Matheba has also exited the lineup.
Queen B* released a statement to confirm the news and further confirmed she was booked to host both the media event and the conference.
Bonang Matheba will not be participating in the International Women In Media Conference which is slated to take place on September 5 in Johannesburg.
This comes after it was revealed today at a press briefing that one of the announced keynote speakers, Ms Taraji P. Henson, is no longer participating.
Ms Matheba had been booked to host both the media event and the conference and had been attracted by the event’s apparent women’s empowerment principles. But as there has been no official feedback or clarity from the organisers following today’s allegations, Ms Matheba will not be participating.
21st Century Media has chopped their lineup of the conference without Taraji P. Henson and Halle Berry. This is after Taraji made it clear through a number of tweets, that she knows nothing about this event.
False! I have no knowledge of this event. PLEASE REMOVE MY NAME!
False! I have no knowledge of this event. PLEASE REMOVE MY NAME! https://t.co/x9TlYLpqaa
— Taraji P. Henson (@TherealTaraji) August 8, 2018
The Inaugural International Women In Media conference (#WIMCon2018) is hosted by 21st Century Media.
Set for 5-6 September 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre, the conference will serve as a platform to empower and inspire media professionals, entrepreneurs and budding media moguls on how to turn their passion into profit.
Other speakers who will be speaking at the event include; Jae Scott, Lebo Makoena, Thabile Ngwato, Sandra Garcia Lowery, Amanda du-Pont, Claire Mawisa, Nneka Norville, Salamina Mosese and Nomzamo Mbatha.