- A video showing a teacher forcibly brushing a student's hair outside a school has gone viral online
- The EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi weighed in on the video, referring to it as "child abuse", among other things
- Ndlozi divided Twitter with his post, many agreed with him and many despised his understanding of the situation
A video showing a teacher combing a student's hair is dividing social media. The teacher seems to be using a lot of force while the student is bent over in front of her as she brushes his hair forward.
The Economic Freedom Fighters' Mbuyiseni Ndlozi is one of many who found the video truly disturbing. Ndlozi took to Twitter to share his thoughts on what he described as "child abuse and black self-hate".
Ndlozi's comments about the video opened a discussion in his replies section. Some claimed he was using race to push his political agenda while others were in full agreement with his statements on the incident.
Take a look at Ndlozi's tweet below:
Below are some of the responses Ndlozi's tweet received from South Africans:
"Yes wena Ndlozi. Next we'll be telling them to go to school without applying lotion and brushing their teeth cause all those are foreign to us. Amandla fighter."
@BILLY__KING wrote in response to a comment against Ndlozi:
"Absolute abuse. Those kids look neat. Not according to her taste, but neat. They are there for education. Give them that. Do not impose your idea of a nest on them."
"This happens in most black schools. Our own mothers hate our hair, they praise relaxed hair but call our hair untidy."
"Everyone talking about "neatness" must also bear in mind that black hair was not designed to be combed. Thus you have to either blow or relax it to comb it easily. Free yourself from mental slavery, black child. Wake up! You're enough, your hair is beautiful!"
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that Ndlozi went on a rant on social media. Ndlozi's sentiments come after what he called the emergence of the Democratic Alliance in Parliament, suggesting that the African National Congress is now bullied by the opposition to remove the Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
As the ruling party, the ANC had to hold an urgent caucus meeting on the matter just after Mkhwebane's failed attempt to halt the move to axe her through the Constitutional Court.
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