Doctor takes on cyber bully who tweeted that she 'looks like a prostitute'

Dr Viwe Mtwesi has appealed to women to support each other. 'Women must let other women be. How I dress is no one's business and it doesn't make me less of a doctor,' she said after being criticised for wearing this outfit.
Dr Viwe Mtwesi has appealed to women to support each other. 'Women must let other women be. How I dress is no one's business and it doesn't make me less of a doctor,' she said after being criticised for wearing this outfit.
Image: Twitter/Metro FM

Viwe Mtwesi, a young cardiologist who was insulted by another woman for the dress she wore, has opened a case with the police.

Mtwesi confirmed to TimesLIVE that she had opened a case of crimen injuria and defamation of character at the Pretoria West police station against a woman who labelled her a "prostitute" on social media.

A Twitter user by the name of Warrior Woman Elminie called Mtwesi a prostitute via an account that has since been deleted. This was after a picture of Mtwesi in a lace top was shared by Metro FM's Breakfast Twitter account. 

"That woman called me a prostitute. I did not open a case because I have something  against prostitutes or am judging them, she just needs to be taught a lesson about cyber bullying," said Mtwesi.

Mtwesi says she is a doctor only within the confines of the hospital and during consultations with patients - but outside her profession, she's "free to be".

"After the tweet I put out, some random person anonymously sent me details of the woman - where she works and even told me she works night shift today. I then called to confirm these details with her manager and my lawyers will serve her with legal papers."

Mtwesi says a Johannesburg law firm offered to represent her pro bono (at no cost), following the tweets in which she said she would open a case against the woman who insulted her.

"Women must let other women be. How I dress is no one's business and it doesn't make me less of a doctor."

Police confirmed to TimesLIVE that a case had been opened.

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