Moonchild Sanelly Was Accused of Drug Possession in Tanzania Because of her Appearance
South African musician Moonchild Sanelly posted a clip, as an Instagram story yesterday, of herself being held for questioning at an airport in Tanzania. In the clip, the artist can be heard saying:
"I'm in Tanzania, and I can't make the Cape Town show 'cause people don't understand color, and they just have to be racist about everything. And you have to call them 'madam,' but you don't even have drugs. Just because you look like drugs… they didn't find drugs, but they found another problem."
Then the airport securities try to seize her phone, and during the scuffle, they call her "unruly."
The incident was brought to light by one half of Batuk, Carla Fonseca aka Manteiga, who tweeted that her friend was "dragged on the floor by handcuffs and attacked by police at Namibia airport." Moonchild confirmed the incident, and only corrected her friend that it was in Tanzania, and not Namibia.
GUYS!OUR VERY OWN @MoonSanelly WAS DRAGGED ON THE FLOOR BY HANDCUFFS & ATTACKED BY POLICE AT NAMIBIA AIRPORT YDAY ON HER WAY BACK HOME.SHE HAS BRUISES & IS TRAUMATIZED.WE NEED TO MAKE A NOISE ABT THIS VIOLENCE AGAINST OUR SISTER!! @News24@TimesLIVE@mailandguardian@SowetanLIVE
— BATUK MUSIC (@BATUKMUSICA) 30 July 2018
She is, however, safe and back home; she posted in her stories a clip of her driving from the airport in Kempton Park.
You can watch the full clip Moonchild posted on Instagram below, reposted by the entertainment and gossip website ZAlebs.