Ex-Unisa employee, Gugu Ncube has gained the support of South Africa’s most influential personalities after she was arrested for staging a protest in her underwear

Gugu found fame overnight when she marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, dressed in nothing but her underwear, while wielding a protest sign. Her solo protest gained momentum when she was captured on video citing the reasons for her protest.

Gugu claimed that an ex-colleague at Unisa had sexually harassed her.

During her emotional outburst, Gugu said: “I am a victim of sexual harassment by Mhlaba Edward Shivambu at Unisa…”

She also added: “They claim I have resigned. I never resigned. They chased me away from work because I refused to sleep with my manager, Mhlaba Edward Shivambu!”

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However, her one-woman protest was met with resistance and before the end of the day, she was arrested. Video footage of her arrest trended on social media:

Following the video’s release, South African celebrities and influencers have rallied behind Gugu in a bid to bring attention to her cause

The likes of Thembisa Mdoda and Thuli Madonsela have condemned the muting of a woman who is trying to bring her experience of sexual and professional misconduct to light:

It wasn’t just celebrity women; famous men were also willing to let the country know that they stood with Gugu Ncube:

Gugu is set to appear in court on Thursday morning but judging from this tweet shared on the evening of her arrest, she’s not going to be intimidated easily:

Do you think that Gugu Ncube’s protest deserves more attention?