EDITORIAL | Shopping for excuses and apologies after the fact doesn’t cut it

Thando Mahlangu’s experience of social intolerance for wearing traditional garb at a shopping mall is unacceptable

25 March 2021 - 19:57

In the month that brings renewed focus to human rights, enshrining dignity, cultural respect, freedom of religion and freedom of expression, a loud and rude argument in a shopping centre over a man wearing traditional attire is a jarring sound.

Ndebele activist and author Thando Mahlangu, was recently instructed to leave the Boulders shopping centre in Midrand, Johannesburg. His sin? Wearing traditional Ndebele garb...

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