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Proud Mahlangu stands his ground in complaint against shopping centre

As CRL commission is set to continue hearings on Monday, we sit down with Ndebele activist Thando Mahlangu

Multimedia journalist

Thando Mahlangu quietly steps away from the crowd of supporters, onlookers and journalists congregated in the afternoon sunlight outside the Boulders shopping centre in Midrand, Gauteng. 

Five metres away from the crowd, with closed eyes, Mahlangu stands slightly hunched over and clearly deflated. Wiping tears from his eyes, he says: “I will be all right. I’m just sad.”

Mahlangu had just come out of a near four-hour meeting with the centre’s management. The intention behind the April 6 meeting — to find a way forward after an incident at the mall left Mahlangu feeling attacked, victimised and belittled. ..

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