Young people in South Africa have come out in support of those who have suffered under the hands of law enforcement officers in the recent past. Christine Abrahams, a young person who works at the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, says this is the time for the youth to unite through social media and fight cases of racism.
For 8 minutes and 46 seconds – the time it took George Floyd, an unarmed black man, to die at the hands of Minneapolis police – cable TV kids channel Nickelodeon’s screen went black on Tuesday to sounds of inhaling and exhaling, as white text flashed “I can’t breathe.”
Racism allegations have emerged on social media against one of Durban’s oldest girls’ schools, Durban Girls’ College. The uproar began after the school sent out an internal email, urging learners to use good judgment in social media posts when posting on the death of George Floyd, who died at the hands of a White police officer in America.
South African Communist Party General-Secretary Blade Nzimande says racism in South Africa is structural and largely influenced by the economic conditions of citizens.
The recent brutal murder of African-American George Floyd bears the hallmarks of South Africa’s heinous apartheid past when virtually every black man in this country was a corpse waiting to be confirmed by the police, writes Abbey Makoe.