South African celebs have taken to social media to call for an end to violence in Nigeria after the country's SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) unit reportedly shot dead over 70 protesters at Lekki Toll Gate recently.
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The more than 70 deceased were part of a group of people who were singing the national anthem when the notorious police unit allegedly opened fire on them. South African celebs have joined online protests and are calling for Nigerian government to #ENDSARS.
The hashtag #LekkiMassacre is also trending on Twitter as more tweeps symphatise with the people of Nigeria.
Briefly.co.za put together a list of Mzansi celebs who have joined the #EndSARS movement on Wednesday, 21 October and called for the end of police brutality in Nigeria.
1. Media personality Thando Thabethe
Thando took to Instagram to share that she was standing in solidarity with the people of Nigeria. She captioned her post:
"A video of unarmed, peaceful, anti-brutality protesters as they sing their national anthem. My heart breaks...What have our brothers and sisters done to have this returned with open fire from the very people who are ought to protect them? May we stand in solidarity with Nigeria and call for the end of this unethical, disgusting unit."
2. World-renowned DJ Black Coffee
The internationally-acclaimed South African musician took to Twitter and posted a flag of Nigeria. He captioned his post:
3. Queen Sono actress Pearl Thusi
The media personality also slammed Nigerian government for the recent fatal shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate. She wrote:
"African Leaders - self-legitimised criminals. Opening the borders to their fellow presidential and private sector criminals around the world to loot the continent while spilling blood together."
4. Rapper Cassper Nyovest
Mufasa took to Twitter and shared how sad he was at the news of the fatal shootings at the #LekkiMassacre. He quoted a tweet from journalist Adenekan Mayowa, who shared that 78 people have been confirmed dead following the shooting.
"This is so sad. #LekkiMassacre #EndSARS"
5. Actress Terry Pheto
The stunning actress took to Twitter to share that the recent violence in Nigeria was "devastating" to see. She added that she was praying for the citizens of the country.
"Praying for the people of Nigeria. This is absolutely devastating to witness."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Nasty C recently took to social media to share his thoughts on the trending hashtag #EndSARS. The rapper shared his concern about reported police brutality in Nigeria when a troll decided to drag him for being "silent" on matters affecting South Africans.
The There They Go rapper took to Twitter and showed his support to Nigerians following nationwide protests across that country. A clip trended a few days ago showing members of the SARS unit allegedly fatally shooting a man in Delta State. Nasty C wrote:
"World is f*cked up & the people that are supposed to serve & protect are often the biggest problem smh."
The troll decided to come for Nasty C following his tweet. The tweep replied to Nasty:
"Crazy how they always go silent when it comes to their own #PutSouthAfricansFirst."
Nasty C got hot under the collar and clapped back at the tweep. He told him where to get off.
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