Gareth Cliff (Photo: Gallo Images)
Johannesburg – Freedom of speech is a right we all share, but you don’t have to tell these celebs twice. When these famous faces had something to get off their chests, they didn’t turn to friends, they turned to the internet, and the outcome wasn’t always pretty.
From an affair to sports, and even some pointers for the president, check out 5 open letter penned by local celebs.
Let’s kick it off with the undercover open letter which was described by the writer as #NotAnOpenLetter. Black Coffee’s Instagram post had all the makings of a good open letter, but the DJ was quick to point out that it was just him sharing his opinion. In the post Black Coffee’s focus was on bringing black-on-black jealousy to an end.
Nstiki Mazwai is known for being controversial, often saying things that many people would not dare. The singer, who recently shared her feelings on Cassper’s interview with Sway (read more on that here), landed herself in hot water when she wrote an open letter titled, “Dear black people.” In the note Ntsiki came down hard on black people for “behaving white” and forgetting their culture.
Gareth Cliff has always been one to aim high. While some celebrities were writing open letters to the general public, he decided to pen one to the president. In 2010 Cliff wrote an open letter to Jacob Zuma highlighting 7 points the president needs to work on to make the country a better place. Education, corruption and the renaming of streets are just some of the things he touched on.
Well, not exactly an open letter, more like an open “video”. In 2015 Somizi posted a video on Instagram targeted at Minister of Sport, Fikile Mbalula. In the clip Somizi serenades Fikile, asking him to replace Bafana Bafana with the Proteas in the next soccer tournament. The hilarious clip got us all laughing along!