Mbali Mlotshwa speaks out against racism on 7de Laan's set

By Drum Digital
30 March 2016

Just a month ago were celebrating the fact that Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa will be debuting on popular SABC 2 Afrikaans soapie, 7de Laan.

Just a month ago were celebrating the fact that Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa will be debuting on popular SABC 2 Afrikaans soapie, 7de Laan.

Sadly, the place she termed "happy" in one of her posts has turned out to be one that is marred by racism. Mbali plays Nandi on 7de Laan, a character in an interracial relationship.

Although she expected to receive racist feedback for the role, she did not expect to receive it on set. "Bernard and Nandi received some racist slurs from there (sic) on screen debut this past week, (production expected it and so did I and change was the point ) but the crazy thing is racial slurs happened on set with people I thought were educated and open minded," Mlotshwa captioned her Instagram post.

in the past year I started shooting @real7delaan and I agreed to doing because of the story behind my character. Interracial relationships. Working there was not easy and finding my footing was the most difficult but I took it on with the utmost humility, Since my character journey was the most important thing. Bernard and Nandi recieved some racist slurs from there on screen debut this past week,(production expected it and so did I and change was the point ) but the crazy thing is racial slurs happened on set with people I thought were educated and open minded. I say #racismMustfall open this conversation. I'm all for it being a crime #ImbrownAndProud thank you Bernard for being the perfect gentleman throughout. #simplylive #simplylove #simplyenhle skin color is for the blind... And ignorant

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