Celeb speaks on recent xenophobia attacks in South Africa

The skin lightening entrepreneur has condemned the attacks and murder of Africans in the southern country.

Dencia at a morning show on Ben TV in 2014

Celeb Dencia has spoken up about the recent xenophobia attacks in South Africa.

The skin lightening entrepreneur has condemned the attacks and murder of Africans in the southern country. "Late #NelsonMandela is somewhere weeping for our people,I can’t believe my eyes,how do you fight against apartheid and end up with this years later?if it’s not boko haram in Nigeria,it’s Al-Shabaab somewhere in Kenya or Somalia and I can go on and on.What happened to just loving one another?what is my beloved continent,mother Africa turning into? Where did parents go wrong with their kids?" she wrote on her Instagram account.

"Last week I told Nick cooper who told me his friends where trying to move to S.A that he might not believe it but America as bad as it is might be safer for a black man than S.A then this happens smh. Who starts this nonsense?why oh why,lord Jesus where thou art?please heal our land,hear our cry,lord we need your mercy &I we need your grace today,hear us as we pray,we pray for world peace,we pray for love,we pray for our brothers and sisters,we pray for unity #Xenophobia #SouthAfrica #love #peace" she further wrote.

Dencia's stance on xenophobia is commendable but some people have contrary thoughts. An Instagram user named Zoncath said Dencia had no right to be talking about South Africans, and "we shall continue to fight out the hooligans in our country and preserve our culture."

Dencia replied Zoncath - "I don't have to be a South African citizen or live in South Africa to be worried about what's happening there. My mom who is a UN worker works in that country every now and then, my brother lived there for years and guess what, these people losing their lives could have been my direct family members but because they aren't doesn't mean I can't speak of the issues happening in my continent,don't think because u live in Africa makes u more of an African than I am or will ever be."

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