- Rachel Kolisi has started a new hashtag to stop the sale and publishing of Siya's unauthorised biography
- She shared a post to Instagram earlier today which has garned thousands of likes
- Other celebs have joined in to show their support for the Kolisi's
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Rachel Kolisi has spoken out against an unauthorised biography of her husband, Siya Kolisi. In a post uploaded to Instagram, Rachel started the hashtag #SaveSiyasStory. The post was uploaded earlier today and has since gained almost 8 000 likes.
Rachel speaks about the author of the book as well as the publishing company. She goes on to say that she had spoken about this previously but had stopped, thinking the book had "died out" since the announcement of Siya's own book - told by him.
She had the realisation that the book was still being sold after receiving a message from someone stating they were excited to read the new book. Rachel said that Siya had not benefitted from this unauthorised biography in anyway.
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Rachel has received flak for saying that the book is:
"WHITE MEN benefitting off the back of a BLACK MAN"
Many Instagrammers told her to not bring race into the issue. Rachel immediately replied and defended her words. She gained the backing of a few big names such as TV host, Olwethu Leshabane and actress, Minnie Dlamini. Even electronic band, Goodluck commented, saying they were proud of her.
Here's what some other Instagrammers had to say:
"Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I saw it awhile back on takealot and almost bought it! So glad I did not!"
"Will support you all the way"
The Kolisi's have been putting smiles on our faces throughout the lockdown. Briefly.co.za recently reported about Siya sharing photo with Rachel in which he refers to her as "his person."
The Springbok captain shared a beautiful photo of himself and his wife. He sweetly captioned it:
"Umntu nomntu wakhe! Rachel Kolisi."
The photo received over 23 400 likes on Twitter and 41 000 reactions on Instagram. South Africans loved Kolisi's public display of affection for his missus.
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