Zizo Tshwete's emotional plea for black lives: "We need to step up"

Zizo Tshwete's emotional plea for black lives: "We need to step up"

- Zizo Tshwete has pleaded with the black community to take action to drive real change in the world

- The stunner's comment was sparked by the recent death of George Floyd and the events that followed after

- Zizo said black people needed to make sure that their children don't fight the same fights in the future instead of relying on hashtags

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Zizo Tshwete has pleaded with black people around the world to step up and take real action to drive change to all the injustices and racism that they face on a daily basis.

The media personality suggested that people of colour needed to do more than participate through social media hashtags in order to ensure that their children don't have to face similar situations in the future.

"We're in a really difficult space in life, whether you're in South Africa or you are in the [rest of the] world. Today we've been using the hashtag that black lives matter. We've had hashtags before about countless things that we believe are important to us, we jump on the bandwagon, today, tomorrow and the next day. But a few days from now, think and talk about something else..."

Zizo's views were triggered by the death of George Floyd on 25 May. Floyd died in hospital after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes.

His death has sparked violent Black Lives Matter protests across the US which have led to the arrest of scores of people.

READ ALSO: Daddy changed the world: George Floyd's daughter speaks out in video

The teary mum-of-one said this is not the world she wants to leave for her son.

The stunner revealed she had to park her car on the side f the road in order to record her Instagram Live video. She explained that she got overwhelmed by emotions of the events currently taking place in the US.

She captioned her post:

"I want to leave a different inheritance for our children. We need to step up every single day, in which ever way that we can to make that a reality. Where our kids don’t have to have these same fights! What do you stand for! We need a generation willing to make it happen! This is a fight for us all!"

Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi stars such as Trevor Noah, Minnie Dlamini and AKA have also spoken up about police brutality and racism in America.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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