Thuso Mbedu stands in solidarity with South African women whilst in Georgia, USA

Actress, Thuso Mbedu, shared an image of herself dressed in black whilst in Georgia, to show her support for women in her home country of South Africa.

The Emmy-nominated actress is currently on location shooting Barry Jenkins’ Amazon series based on the Colson Whitehead novel, The Underground Railroad, in Georgia, USA. She shared a post on her Instagram page, showing her support for the women in South Africa. Thuso shared two consecutive posts on Sunday, 8 September 2019, which showed her wearing an all-black ensemble, which signified her standing in solidarity with women amidst the ongoing gender-based violence in South Africa. She captioned the first post, “All black. We mourn. In silence no more.”

The second post showed her at the Vernon River in Vernonburg, Georgia, where is seen holding a friend’s dog. She captioned the post, “Thuso Mbedu meets Holly James. What a blessed Sunday. One for the books. I’ll tell you about it one day.” The image shows her wearing the same black ensemble whilst she embraces the dog.

Fans commented on her post, praising her for making a statement whilst abroad. Lulu Hela said, “For a second I thought you were Kelly Rowland. Your international star power is just shining through. Good on you for still remembering us back home who are dealing with the heartache of our country.”

Thuso Mbedu joins a long list of South African celebrities, such as Charlize Theron, Nomzamo Mbatha, Trevor Noah and Pearl Thusi, who have broken into the American entertainment industry.