Yesterday, the #BlackMonday movement called on all South African citizens to wear black in solidarity against the parliamentary cabinet reshuffle that took place in the early hours of Friday morning.
The #BlackMonday website declares that South African citizens’ ‘souls are not for sale’ and is asking people to sign the petition on the site to confirm solidarity with the movement.
However, the campaign seems to have brought about more racial divisions than support with many people calling it out on social media as a tool for ‘Apartheid beneficiaries’ and ‘white supremacy’ to further their own agenda.
Here are some of Black Twitter’s thoughts on #BlackMonday:
— Farouk (@Ari_Gold99) April 2, 2017
Whenever you see whites protesting you must know it has nothing to do with:
• White privilege
— Ms.SK™ (@SiphiweKhuze) April 3, 2017
— Ryan Cummings (@Pol_Sec_Analyst) April 3, 2017
— Jeandré Goliath (@Jeandre_Goliath) April 2, 2017
— Narcissistic Asshole (@Moh_Baps) April 3, 2017
Dear #Blackmonday people. Blacks protest everyday in this country with no help. If you feel the need to toyitoyi go ahead on you own.
— shadow carry (@ShadowCarry) April 3, 2017
This #blackmonday can totally miss me. Where was the energy when it came to racial, economic and spatial equality. Nah fam.
— R.S Sankara (@ras_digital) April 2, 2017
Boycotting #blackmonday. Will never protest/ support people who call us barbarians & then turn around and want our numbers at their protests
— yolie? (@YolieMxx) April 3, 2017
When it came out that private banks colluded in attempts to devalue the rand value…. where was the #BlackMonday for that?
— Khanki o’Mude (@manez134) April 3, 2017
Note to #BlackMonday
Food for thought…
Stay Woke ✊ pic.twitter.com/ALTC3UAP45
— Lerato Seutloadi ? (@LeratoRSA) April 3, 2017
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