- Professor Thuli Madonsela recently voiced her support of those spreading positivity in response to the Clicks saga
- Madonsela voiced her approval for the 'most cerebral' response to the ordeal in her opinion
- This prompted backlash from EFF member Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, who was promptly dragged for his rude remarks
Thuli Madonsela has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Clicks after the company posted an offensive advert, seemingly disregarding African hair to put it politely.
The Professor felt that spreading positivity in reaction to the negative remarks was far more intelligent than a violent response:
"In my view, the Clicks case is a textbook case of unconscious bias. Calling it out is great but anarchy and violence undermine the cause. The best and most cerebral response I've seen so far is a video by young black women, among them my colleague Diane Gahiza."
The video in question snubbed the view that African hair is 'dry and damaged', celebrating the glory of natural hair instead.
This opinion irked EFF member Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, who responded to Madonsela's comments with venom:
"Find the nearest hell Thuli. When you get there, you know the cerebral thing to do. We need no approval from your coconut logic. Protest is the constitutionally right thing to do when authorities do not punish racism. Black Lives Matter and we stop racism before it kills blacks!"
While Ndlozi had obviously stood by his convictions on the subject many felt that the response was heavy-handed, especially considering that Madonsela had not targeted protesting in her comment.
Take a look at just a few of the reactions to Ndlozi's comment below:
@zan3613- "When did you become this rude Mbuyiseni? Someone with a PhD should not feel the need to use insults to get their point across. It’s unnecessary."
@MagolengKabelo- "Mam Thuli didn't say people must not Protest!, she's simply saying Violence is not the way to do it."
@EdS_888- "A civilized response would do cadre. Sis Thuli is not fighting..."
@ASK1NK- "Protest is a right. Destruction of property and intimidation of others is not."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the EFF had welcomed the court's dismissal, with costs, of Clicks' attempt to halt the party's planned week-long protests.
The party claimed that the move had been an attempt to defend racism on the company's part.
The Red Berets committed to continuing their protests until the pharmaceutical retailer complies with their demands.
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