Kasi models show love

2018-04-12 06:00
Asanda Veca (front) and her models are teaching residents about the rights of people living albinism.                                 Photo by Lindile Mbontsi

Asanda Veca (front) and her models are teaching residents about the rights of people living albinism. Photo by Lindile Mbontsi

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Models from Khayelitsha, Cape Town, are putting the lives of people living with albinism first.

They have started a campaign to stop muthi murders. Zuko Langeni, a modelling coach and organiser of Khayelitsha Fashion Week, said they were visiting communities to educate people about the rights of people living with albinism.

“We are trying to fight the belief that albinos’ parts can be used for muthi,” said Zuko.

“We are educating people in Khayelitsha and surrounding areas that albinos are people, just like everyone else.”

Another modelling coach and fashion designer, Asanda Veca, said they were recruiting young people in the kasis to join modelling.

“We are also teaching the youths about the rights of albinos.”

Zuko said they were shocked by the killing of Gabisile Shabane (14) in Mpumalanga last month. Gabisile’s body parts were allegedly taken to a sangoma for muthi.

“The only way to stop these cruel attacks is to educate people about albinism.

“She said the fashion week show will take place at Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha on 21 April.

“The event will also serve as a campaign against the killing of albinos,” she said.

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