Nomzamo Mbatha has taken to social media to share a touching post on the global unrest and racial tension, stating that the ongoing violence has moved her to tears.
Nomzamo Mbatha took to Instagram to share a touching post on the current racial tension and unrest around the world on Saturday, 30 May 2020. The South African-born actress, who is currently living abroad, touched on the passing of George Floyd, Collins Khosa and Tina Ezekwe.
She started by saying, “For the first time this week, I cried. For the black race. For my people.”
In her post, she further explained that the passing of the aforementioned are “not isolated incidences. The social-inequities and injustice have always remained prevalent. These are continued everyday realities. Same script. Different names.”
The actress was writing the post from her home in California, before taking to her Instagram Stories to elaborate on the aftermath of the looting that took place in her city.
See Nomzamo Mbatha’s posts below.
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In the words of Rachel Cargle “I don’t want your love and light unless it comes with action and solidarity. I have no interest in passive empathy. Burn it all down!” . . Heavy. Angry. Again. . We witnessed modern day lynching through the murder of George Floyd. I’ll never forget his voice, his plea… a part of me was wishing I didn’t see that video, but, TO LOOK AWAY IS TO DENY! We must witness the pain to know just how we are seen. Unseen. The people of Alex back home in South Africa witnessed the murder of Collins Khosa, tortured before taking his last breath. In Lagos, Nigeria 16 year old Tina Ezekwe was fatally shot, the video of her lifeless body being dragged through a crowd is bone chilling. . And so today, For the first time this week I cried. For the black race. For my people. For injustice. For oppression. For systemic and institutionalized racism. For inequality. I cried because I’m also tired. That for our lives to matter we have to be exceptional, tow the line, remain palatable! Apologetic. At all times. Not too loud. Not too threatening. Not too black. Yet the only side of my black you are willing to accept is the one that benefits and feeds your culture-vulture agenda. Not the one that has to deal with having to prove their worth and right to life . This is for Collins Khosa 🇿🇦 This is for George Floyd 🇺🇸 … For 16 year old Tina Ezekwe🇳🇬 These are not isolated incidences. The social-inequities and injustice have always remained prevalent. These are continued everyday realities. Same script. Different names. This is for every black person that has been trying to breathe since s/he was born and is now the centre of our grief today. Again. We remember you. We will always remember this feeling. The revolution is now. Justice not peace! Sign the petitions. Take to the streets! Donate to the causes! Action! . A luta continua vitória é certa #GeorgeFloyd #TinaEzekwe #CollinsKhosa