Strictly’s Motsi Mabuse reminds teachers of racial abuse at school under South African apartheid

strictly Come Dancing Judge Motsi Mabuse has opened up about her experiences of racism as a child living under apartheid.

South African-German dancer with her sister, the former twice . grew up near Pretoria with with strictness Champion OT.

The family lived under apartheid in the country, with Motsi discussing racism at his convent school as a child in a new interview.

“I lived under apartheid until I was nine, a very scary time,” she said First, “We lived in a black-only suburb and when I first went to school I didn’t know English.

“We went to Catholic school and black kids were a minority. One of the nuns used to call us ‘Black Witch’ and beat us up. I was horrified.”

Motsi joined Strictly as a judge in 2019, while her sister Oti announced earlier this year that she was leaving Strictly after seven series.

Motsi has joined the judging panel for this year’s series, which begins later this month by Craig Revel Horwood and Shirley Ballas. Anton du Beke is now also a permanent judge on the show following the departure of Bruno Tonioli due to scheduling conflicts.

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