[Watch] Ntsiki Mazwai Revives Hair Debate

In her latest video, Ntsiki preaches for self-love

By  | Oct 03, 2020, 07:53 AM  | Ntsiki Mazwai  | Top of The

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Ntsiki Mazwai is one woman who always speaks her mind no matter what and no matter who is at the receiving end of her comments. Man or woman, Ntsiki Mazwai doesn't shy away from speaking her truth to anyone. This is especially true when it comes to the hot topic of natural hair.

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Clicks came under fire when aired a TRESemme advertisement which degrades black hair, "calling it damaged, dry, frizzy and dull."

Following the Clicks saga, when South Africans were outraged over the cosmetics retailer, airing a racist ad, controversial activist Ntsiki Mazwai sub-Tweeted Bonang Matheba, one of Mzansi's most loved celebrities. The dust had yet settled after the week-long drama in the country, then Bonang decided to debut her new look in a blonde weave. Her fans were quick to compliment her shower her love, this didn't sit very well with Ntsiki Mazwai.

She Tweeted... 

"Lol same people crying Clicks must fall YESTERDAY are TODAY hailing a blonde weave. I'm off Twitter today. You guys are a joke."

However, a number of celebs condemned Clicks, including current Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi who tweeted. 

"Not only is this disrespectful to black lives, it is also evidence of an absence of representation and diversity within the organization. And we are talking about a South Africa with a population of about 80% black people (stand to be corrected). No ways"

The Clicks Group CEO has since issued out an apology which stated that as much as the company can not reverse what happened, they have learnt from their mistake. However, the EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) decided to boycott and shut down all Clicks stores across the country until their demand for the people responsible to resign and a new board be appointed with black people in it.

As a result, the retailer announced that it would be removing all TRESemme products from their shelves and all employees responsible for publishing the ad will be suspended. These removed products would be replaced with local products that represent the country's demographics.

Ironically, Ntsiki caught some slack from women when she initially mocked African women who prefer weaves over their natural hair and was applauded by men who shared the same sentiments as her.

Ntsiki Mazwai is a national treasure and her views, even though controversial at times are needed in society.

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