Some of the country’s most famous faces have added their voices to the calls of outrage at Pretoria High School for Girls, defending black students’ rights to wear their hair naturally in the classroom.
The school came under the spotlight over the weekend after students claimed that black pupils were being told to straighten their hair.
As the student’s fight spread across social media, making the #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh hashtag one of the most talked about trends on social media site Twitter, celebrities added their voices to the protests.
Outspoken Metro FM DJ Unathi Msengana used her radio show to bring awareness to the student’s plight and took calls and messages from people naming and shaming other schools that had allegedly instituted similar policies against black students. She later took to Instagram to post a picture of a student protesting at the school.