Ntsiki Mazwai not celebrating #PearlThusiDay

By Qhama Dayile
27 September 2016

Ntsiki Mazwai thinks the hashtag #PearlThusiDay should be replaced with #WinnieMandelaDay

On Monday people celebrated Pearl Thusi's debut on American series Quantico using the hashtag #PearlThusiDay.

Controversial poet Ntsiki Mazwai said she would rather call this day "Winnie Mandela day" as she fought for the struggle and is not merely a television personality: "Are you seriously gonna compare being on tv to a real lived struggle that changed all our lives?" said Mazwai. She went on to say that she was happy for Pearl Thusi but her work cannot be matched to that of Winnie Mandela. "Im (sic)not saying u can't celebrate Pearls new job but i think it is sad that u wanna have a Pearl Thusi day before you have a Winnie Mandela day," added Mazwai. Here's a look at what social media had to say:

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