“Sbu Mpungose Leaving Cosmo With Immediate Effect” Screams DRAMA!
Hawu, it was just theother day when we were congratulating Sbu Mpungose on being the first black woman to edit Cosmopolitan Magazine so excuse me for suspecting there is a bit of Drama behind her sudden exit.
The statement from Cosmo says:
“It is with great regret that we have to announce that Sbu Mpungose has resigned as editor of Cosmopolitan South Africa,” says Vanessa Raphaely, editorial director of Associated Magazines. “We wish her well and thank her for the time she has spent here.”
Sbu Mpungose has been editor of Cosmopolitan for the past year and will leave the magazine to pursue personal interests.
Forget the fact that they are incorrect in saying Sbu was there for a year, it was only from 1 November, (making it just a little over 9 months) Cosmopolitan had a longer statement when Sbu joined the magazine, today they are sounding like bo Orlando Pirates/Bafana Bafana when they fire coaches… mmmh!
Mina I suspected tthere was trouble in paradise when Sbu changed her Twitter handle. Soon after she became Cosmo Editor, Sbu’s handle was @COSMOSbu and things were lekker.
Then one day she was on Twitter, going on and on about sexual content, can’t remember the tweets exactly but I know she was getting all sorts of retweets then all of a sudden I heard that the Raphaely clan wasn’t too happy with her tweets, they asked her to delete them and remove the Cosmo from her handle.
This is what I heard.
I was surprised though when I heard that, considering that Cosmo was so liberal about sexual matters but anyway… the COSMO was removed from Sbu’s twitter handle… and now there’s a resignation with immediate effect!
Sbu left a comment on MediaSlut blog about her departure:
Hi MediaSlut – its Sbu Mpungose here. Leaving Cosmo wasnt an easy decision. Its a job i never thought was within my reach, especially as a black woman. When the opportunity became available, I was both terrified and excited. My time at Cosmo has been well spent. Ive letf too soon, but Ive departed at the right time to explore all the opportunities the media industry has to offer. With media being so democratised through digital advancements, im in no doubt the next chapter of my life will be interesting. Oh, and if my CV lands in your inbox, shortlist a sister toe!
Suspect as the circumstances are, we wish Sbu all the best, she is a smart girl and there will definitely be other opportunities out there for her. Now we wonder what the issues was….. mmmh
*calls Julius Malema to investigate*