Johannesburg- The violence and racial tension that erupted at the University of Free State on Monday afternoon has ignited widespread anger across the nation.
Protests at the university against Afrikaans being used as medium of teaching, as well as outsourcing of university staff, reached a boiling point when protesting students were attacked by rugby players and supporters.
A video showed students go head-to-head against each other after protestors disrupted a rugby match at the university.
Taking to social media, numerous celebrities have lashed out against racism, in the hope that their voices will help defuse the ongoing violence.
Hip-hop sensation Cassper Nyovest believes that the solution is to stop fighting against each other.
"We really need to stop fighting each other and start fight for each other!!!," Cassper said.
All day thinking bout student challenges including what happened in Bloem last night.. Honestly hurts to see such. #PrayForStudents ???????— New Album in stores (@CassperNyovest) February 23, 2016
Saddest thing is no matter how much money we donate, how many tweets we post, how many marches we show up at.. It still doesn't fix things ??— New Album in stores (@CassperNyovest) February 23, 2016
Mi Casa front man J'Something echoed the sentiments, explaining that he will always support unity.
We really need to stop fighting each other and start fighting for each other!!!— New Album in stores (@CassperNyovest) February 20, 2016
Regardless of all the negative people out there on these twitter streets I will always proclaim unity and a racism free world. #goodmorning— J'Something™ (@jsomethingmusic) February 24, 2016
TV personality Lerato Kganyago also added her voice about the violence.
We all have opinions... Which is good. Some people just have positive ones and others are negative... I will carry on with my positive self!— J'Something™ (@jsomethingmusic) February 24, 2016
The #FeesMustFall movement has taken a very interesting but disturbing turn. Hope we still remember the purpose of this movement— leratokganyago (@leratokganyago) February 23, 2016
?? "Go back to Africa"? Huh? https://t.co/KLm7Bh9VHC— leratokganyago (@leratokganyago) February 23, 2016
So that tweet says "South Africa is not our land we must go back to Africa".... ???? What level of stupidity is this? Higher Grade?!— leratokganyago (@leratokganyago) February 23, 2016