George Floyd was killed by a policeman unfairly and this resulted in protests and a resurge of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. South Africans were also affected by the event and Briefly News compiled a list of celebrities who reacted on social media.
South African celebrities have been reacting to the news that George Floyd's killer, Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murder. It's a day that is bittersweet because justice has been served but someone's life has been lost and it will never be brought back.
Briefly News compiled a list of celebrities who have reacted to the news on social media.
1. Robert Marawa
The sports presenter took to social media to share that he was happy that Chauvin had been found guilty. He tweeted:
"The one we all saw was guilty is now "officially" found guilty! More to justice!" #GeorgeFloyd."
2. Ayanda Thabethe
Ayanda also took to Twitter to share that she's happy with the news, but she still recalls the tragic incident and it is still a traumatic event for her.
"So happy about the #GeorgeFloyd verdict. Watching it all replay during the trial was so traumatic and I’m just glad that in this case justice has truly been served," she said.
3. Lindiwe Suttle
Lindiwe is glad that Chauvin has been found guilty but she's sad because George Floyd's son won't ever get to see his father again. Taking to Instagram, she captioned her post:
"We deserve to live! GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES! Murder #DerekChaunvin. Not Justice, George’s baby won’t see him again. TODAY, Accountability 400+ years too LATE! And, we still continue to mourn."
Briefly News previously reported that Barack Obama and Michelle celebrated the verdict in George Floyd's trial. Former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have reacted to the news of Derek Chauvin being found guilty on all three counts in the killing of George Floyd.
In a joint statement released a few minutes after the verdict, the duo noted that the "jury in Minneapolis did the right thing".
Obama said the image of Chauvin kneeling on George had inspired marches and sparked a conversation and what remained was to see if justice was to be served.
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