'WE ARE ONE AFRICA. WE UNITE.': Naomi Campbell, Tiwa Savage and other celebs react to xenophobic attacks in SA

2019-09-05 12:11
 

Cape Town – As unrest continues in South Africa with the country experiencing a wave of protests against foreign nationals, celebs are responding to the ongoing violence in Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekhuruleni.

According to News24, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has likened the protest action to that of the 2008 xenophobia "crisis" as the death toll increases and stands at 7, after two bodies were burned and found in Alexandra on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Tiwa Savage tweeted about the attacks, withdrawing from the upcoming DStv Delicious Festival set to take place in Midrand, Johannesburg.

"I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people in SA. This is SICK," she wrote.

"For this reason I will NOT be performing at the upcoming DSTV delicious Festival in Johannesburg on the 21st of September. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this."

SEE HER TWEET HERE:

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Other local and international celebs including Naomi Campbell, T.I. and Burna Boy, have also commented on the violence plaguing the country.

T.I. wrote, "I'm completely at a loss after all I've heard about what's goin on in S.Africa [sic]," while Naomi Campbell said, "I AM CALLING FOR PEACE. WE ARE ONE AFRICA. WE UNITE."

SEE THOSE POSTS AND MORE CELEBS REACTIONS HERE:

Compiled by Bashiera Parker

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