Comedian and actress Thenjiwe Moseley calls for Western countries to stop dumping second-hand clothing to Africa.
Second-hand clothing is a multimillion-dollar industry across Africa, with the US Agency for International Development reporting in 2018 that the industry employs more than 355,000 people in East Africa, supporting the livelihoods of 1.4 million people.
Thenjiwe has shared a picture on her Instagram of woman wearing a T-shirt reading: “Sex instructor: First lesson free … “.
“(This is) another reason why we should stop allowing Americans and Europeans to dump their second hand clothes in Africa. Now look what our mothers are wearing,” she wrote.
“When we had our own textile industry and clothes factory things were a lot better,” she added.