As violent protests continue in KwaZulu-Natal, TV personality Minnie Dlamini has told fans that her family have run out of food.
Taking to social media, Minnie said the situation was dire and her parents had been turned away from getting food, allegedly because they are black.
“The situation in Durban is completely out of hand. My parents are not allowed to buy food in their residential area because they are black! Mom called me [and] told me they have run out of food,” she posted on her Instagram stories.
On Twitter, Minnie called on South Africans to support those in need.
“It’s so easy to turn a blind eye to something that isn’t affecting you directly. But we all need to show support to KZN.
“My heart breaks at the local business owners who can’t recover from this, the jobs lost, the people injured, the people killed, the families who have run out of food. The stores have been destroyed and the ones that haven’t are running low on everything. The mothers with small children who can’t get formula and nappies. The people who are ill and can’t get medication,” she wrote.
The family’s who have run out of food, the stores have been destroyed & the ones that haven’t are running low on everything. The mothers with small children who can’t get formula and nappies. The people who are ill and can’t get medication (Still covid)…
— Minnie Dlamini Jones (@MinnieDlamini) July 14, 2021
Attempts by TshisaLIVE to get further comment from Minnie were unsuccessful at the time of publishing this story. Comment will be included once received.
Speaking at a media briefing on Wednesday, eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda acknowledged reports of racial tensions in communities and called on leaders to unite residents.
“The time for us to unite is now. The communities in unison must reject this at all costs because we are one community and we can’t be divided on the basis of our colour.
“We reject the notion that there is a white community area. In SA, there is no such after democratic dispensation. In SA you buy property wherever you feel you can afford it. People are at liberty to live wherever they want to live. eThekwini belongs to all who live in it- black or white,” said Kaunda.
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