The Boulders Shopping Centre in Midrand trended on social media recently after a man dressed in Ndebele traditional attire was denied entry at Clicks.
The centre manager denied Ndebele activist and author, Thando Mahlangu, entry to the mall because he was allegedly not dressed in a decent manner. The video of the incident went viral on Twitter a few days ago.
Many outraged people took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the manager's behaviour. Mzansi celebs also took to the platform to share their thoughts on the action taken by the manager. Briefly.co.za takes a look at three entertainers who reacted to the video:
1. Nandi Madida
The stunner said that it was said that the Ndebele man was not allowed to be an African in Africa. She wrote:
"It was an honour being on set with you for Black Is King and how beautifully you represented the Ndebele culture with pride. It is not only your constitutional right but more importantly your ancestral right to dress as an African."
2. Robert Marawa
The media personality also took to Twitter and slammed the centre manager. Robert said:
"Mr Red Jacket who 'owns the mall' denies someone access to a Clicks store because of an inappropriate dress sense!! Wow!! What a day!!"
3. Ntsiki Mazwai
The poet also shared her thoughts on the trending video. The controversial media personality tweeted:
"Clicks about to trend again for the wrong reasons."
Other tweeps took to the celebs' comment sections to react t their tweets. Check out some of the comments below:
"I see nothing wrong with this attire....."
"The problem @Nandi_Madida is that we left our culture lacking as we followed the development and evolution of the Western ways. Yes our culture and traditions are reach but as a result of lack of development and modernization we are seating with medicine underneath our soil."
"I love the lady with the camera, she had this guy’s back through and through."
"Wow, on our own soil, we can’t be who’ve always been?"
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that Clicks South Africa has promised to take action after an incident in which a man dressed in traditional Ndebele attire was refused entry at a shopping mall in Midrand.
A video has surfaced and it's going viral on Twitter, showing a man in a Ndebele outfit being denied entry by a Boulders Shopping Centre manager in Midrand - the incident led to the pharmaceutical company's intervention.
In the video, the man is seen approached by another man dressed in a red jacket, referred to as the centre manager, he then asked him to vacate the premises as they have the right of admission.
According to the video, the manager says:
"Let's cut a long story short. We've got a right of admission. I don't condone this in my mall."
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