Details: Seven Celebrities Who Were Shockingly Disgraced In 2017

2017 has done some serious damage to the reputations of some of South Africa’s biggest celebrities.

From simple social media gaffes to outright accusations of assault, the stars on this list have a lot of work to do if they want to make up for their mistakes to the public.

Arthur Mafokate

Arthur’s assault on his girlfriend, Cici, has been one of the biggest talking topics of 2017. Although she has recovered, she now admits dating the Kwaito legend was a mistake.

Arthur Mafokete and Cici during the 2016 Metro FM Music Awards (MMAs) at iNkosi Albert Luthuli ICC on February 27, 2016 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Frennie Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Arthur Mafokate and Cici .

Emtee

Emtee’s disgraceful moment came as recently as this week when he accidentally showed his private parts live on social media.

Hip hop star Emtee.

Hip hop star Emtee.

Mdu Masilela

Mdu Masilela’s actions have become increasingly worrying. In October, his baby mama shared images of her injuries after he had allegedly beaten her.

Mdu Masilela. Image via Twitter.

Mdu Masilela. Image via Twitter.

Zola 7

Zola 7 is another Kwaito star who was accused of being physically abusive after his wife reportedly opened a case of assault against him.

Bonginkosi Dlamini, better known as Zola 7, on October 30, 2012 in Johannesburg. Picture: Gallo Images

Bonginkosi Dlamini, better known as Zola 7, on October 30, 2012 in Johannesburg. Picture: Gallo Image

 

Marks Maponyane

Legendary football star, Marks Maponyane was found guilty of assaulting his wife in August of this year. His son, Maps, expressed his disappointment in a cryptic tweet.

Marks Maponyane (Convener) during the Telkom Knockout launch and draw from the ballroom at the Wanderers Club on October 03, 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa.Photo by Lee Warren / Gallo Images

Marks Maponyane.Photo by Lee Warren / Gallo Images

Brickz

Kwaito star, Brickz, was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of the rape of his niece. Ntsiki Mazwai also came out and accused the musician of raping her several years prior to his sentencing.

Kwaito musician Sipho Charles Ndlovu leaves the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Thursday, 26 June 2014 where he appeared in connection wtih the rape of a 17-year-old girl. The matter was postponed to July 8 for Ndlovu to raise funds to pay his legal team. Ndlovu, known as Brickz in the music industry, was arrested in November for allegedly raping the girl. The rape reportedly occurred in March last year. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Kwaito musician Sipho Charles Ndlovu leaves the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 26 June 2014 where he appeared in connection wtih the rape of a 17-year-old girl. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Khosi Nkosi

Local fashion designer Khosi Nkosi, was accused of stealing concepts from an up-and-coming local designer. Although the controversy will most likely die down, this was a moment of shame for the brand.