- Mzansi veteran singer Ringo Madlingozi took the time to talk about Human Rights Day on social media
- The EFF politician spoke about the history of the day and what it means for South Africans today
- Ringo expressed his disappointment in the death of Mthokozisi Ntumba at the hands of the police
Mzansi came off the back of Human Rights Day celebrations over the long weekend and Ringo Madlingozi took the time to reflect on the Sharpeville Massacre. The singer, who has joined the EFF, spoke about how Human Rights Day made it hard for him to sleep.
“On 21 March 1960, 69 people were mowed down by the apartheid police and we call this Human Rights Day? I don’t understand,” said Ringo.
Ringo also spoke about how he thinks a portion of the South African national anthem should be removed because it was allegedly sung as black people were being murdered by the police.
"The piece of the song is embedded in our national anthem. It should go. It is not supposed to be there,” said the singer.
Ringo also spoke about the murder of Mthokozisi Ntumba and said that he was disappointed that there are still people dying at the hands of the police. The singer-turned-politician also said that he was heartbroken at the fact that the policeman who opened fire at Ntumba is black person.
“The most frustrating part is people keep voting for the same people over and over again. Vukani bantu (Wake up people)."
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Anele Mdoda came through for a desperate and hungry stranger. Anele Mdoda recently demonstrated Ubuntu by helping a hungry stranger who begged for her help.
A desperate social media user appealed to the media personality for food or vouchers in order to feed her family. Twitter user n_lindelwa bravely took to social media to tell her story in an attempt to get help from Anele. She posted:
“Hello. I'm asking for help please with food for my family. Things are very hard for us, seeing my siblings and mom starve breaks my heart. If you have a job for me, anything, please. I don't want money. A food voucher or you can buy the mealie-meal for us, please. God bless.”
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