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Enhle wages war on racist insults over 7de Laan role!

2016-03-29 13:28
Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa (Instagram/Supplied 7de Laan)

Johannesburg - Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa is a gatvol! Gatvol of people and their racial slurs!

The popular actress, who is also married to DJ Black Coffee, recently took to Instagram to speak about the racial slurs and insults she has had to endure after making her debut on popular SABC 2 soapie 7de Laan.

Enhle plays the role of Nandi, a woman who is involved in an interracial romance with Bernard - another character on the show.

But if you thought that her character's romance would bring applause and praise from South Africa, think again. Instead, Enhle and the show have been the subject of several racial comments, both on social media and on the set of the show itself.

“In the past year I started shooting 7de Laan and I agreed to doing (it) because of the story behind my character. Interracial relationships. Working there was not easy and finding my footing was most difficult, but I took it on with utmost humility, since my character journey was the most important thing,” Enhle wrote.

“Bernard and Nandi received some racist slurs from their on-screen debut this past week, (production expected it and so did I, and change was the point) but the crazy thing is racial slurs happened on set with people I thought were educated and open minded (sic).” she added.

Enhle says that she has brought up the abuse in hope of opening the conversation about racism in the country.

Read her full post here:

in the past year I started shooting @real7delaan and I agreed to doing because of the story behind my character. Interracial relationships. Working there was not easy and finding my footing was the most difficult but I took it on with the utmost humility, Since my character journey was the most important thing. Bernard and Nandi recieved some racist slurs from there on screen debut this past week,(production expected it and so did I and change was the point ) but the crazy thing is racial slurs happened on set with people I thought were educated and open minded. I say #racismMustfall open this conversation. I'm all for it being a crime #ImbrownAndProud thank you Bernard for being the perfect gentleman throughout. #simplylive #simplylove #simplyenhle???? skin color is for the blind... And ignorant

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Speaking to IOL, SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago says that they are unaware of the incidents on set of the show but are sternly against racism.

-The Juice

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