Kasi mlungu is proudly black

09 February 2017 - 11:02 By Azizzar Mosupi

Local DJ The DuchAz has got social media users' backs up with a tweet about her "blackness", despite the fact she is white.

TRAPPED: DuchAz, aka Anita Ronge, a DJ from the East Rand, has been criticised on social media for claiming to be 'a black person trapped in a white skin'
TRAPPED: DuchAz, aka Anita Ronge, a DJ from the East Rand, has been criticised on social media for claiming to be 'a black person trapped in a white skin'

The DJ, whose real name is Anita Ronge, who is from the East Rand, has pinned her public persona on being a "kasi mlungu" - a white, township girl.

Recently, she tweeted: "I get rejected for not being black enough and being too black to be white ... I'm #KasiMlungu & I'm proud."

The Twitterverse responded with a number of users either testing her "blackness" with trivia or telling her that she was not black, despite her declaring she was a "black person trapped in white skin".

DJ The DuchAz said: "I have no idea why people are reacting this way. People are just uncomfortable."

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"I didn't grow up eKasi, but I hang around there, especially in Tembisa. I'm a kasi chick.

"African culture and African women are so amazing. They own who they are. I don't see that much of it with white women.

"I'm not generalising. What I've seen and experienced, even from the days when I was an FHM model, there's just this need to be a part of this Instagram and magazine culture.

"Black women aren't like that."

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As far as cultural appropriation is concerned, she says that she does not understand why it is a problem.

"What is wrong with me adopting African culture, something that is ours, that is local and proudly South African?

"If you look at a lot of the people who were commenting they would have pictures of Beyoncé and that is appropriation of Western culture. If you can adopt Western culture, why can't I adopt African culture?" she asked.

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