Ntsiki Mazwai: "The media's completely irresponsible"
Ntsiki Mazwai's definitely hot property lately.
The outspoken musician and social activist, featured on ScreenTime with Nicky Greenwall last night, where she addressed the various open letters she's written on her blog over the past few months.
First there was Dear ANC, then Dear White South African and just a few days ago, Dear Black People made headlines.
Ntsiki explained that the triumph for her was not the number of hits she received on her blog, but that South Africans were talking about race.
"The triumph is that we're starting to talk about race, even if it means we're beating each other up, we're talking about it. Ever since 1994, we've been shoving the race issue under the carpet," she explained.
Ntsiki also addressed the media headlines, after she posed naked for a rape campaign in 2008. "The media's completely irresponsible, I feel like there's some sort of training that needs to be done. During the struggle, journalism was distinguished and honourable, writers wrote the stories of our people, which helped liberate the nation. Now our writers are jealous of our celebrities," she said.
Adding, "You've (Nicky Greenwall) given us a platform that black people wont give us, our own media wont give us the platform but we've got a white girl from Cape Town who wants to tell the black people's story."