- Lasizwe has taken to social media to let the people of Zimbabwe know that he stands with them
- The reality TV star's support has sparked mixed reactions after a Zimbabwean commented negatively on his post
- Mzansi social media users and Lasizwe's fans have defended the star against the troll
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Lasizwe is the latest South African celeb to join the #ZimbabweanLivesMatter movement following recent political tension in that country.
The star has taken to social media to let the people of Zimbabwe know that he supports them all the way. Lasizwe's support for Zim has sparked mixed reactions on Twitter.
This is after a Zimbabwean commented negatively on his post which made a lot of Mzansi peeps hot under the collar. Some Zimbabweans thanked the star for his support. Lasizwe tweeted:
"I STAND WITH ZIMBABWE!"
A tweep, @AMoyezus, opened a can of worms when he said they don't stand with "gays"in Zimbabwe.
"Unfortunately we don't stand with gays."
South Africans who came across his response told him where to get off and defended Lasizwe.
"In South Africa I saw lot of gays from Zimbabwe, don't come here with your foot foot nonsense statement."
"Mara Zimbabweans... Tjo!!! This is the reason why your outcries will never go as far as just mere hashtags..."
"Sorry Lasizwe shame, dear South Africans how do you help people that clearly do not value human rights fight for their human rights? Clearly violating human rights is their culture. Why not let Zimbabwe resolve its issues?"
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It has been reported that the protests, which have the backing of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance, were called to show anger at government corruption.
The ruling ZANU-PF party labelled the MDC Alliance a terrorist group while President Emmerson Mnangagwa claimed that the organisers wanted to overthrow his government, according to EWN.
Still on Zim, Briefly.co.za reported that AKA took to social media to show his support to Zimbabweans who have recently been going through the most. The rapper urged his fans to spread awareness about what Zimbabweans are reportedly subjected to in their country on a daily basis.
This is after some of them took to social media using the hashtag #ZimbabweanLivesMatter to voice their anger about their rights being violated, allegedly by their own government. The Fela In Versace hitmaker tweeted:
"Let’s spread awareness about what’s going on in Zimbabwe ... because ultimately the people need all the help they can get."
Another Mzansi celeb who has showed his support to Zimbabweans is Zakes Bantwini. The musician urged blacks to stop abusing each other.
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