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The Soil's Buhle Mda defends Laduma

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Buhle Mda © Twitter/@BuhleBendaloMda Buhle Mda Buhle's alter ego, Sis Getty, puts clothing retail store, Zara, in its place after news surfaced of the retail giant's replica of Laduma's Maxhosa design

In late April, a sock range from the international retail store Zara sparked outrage from South Africans after the design was seen as a replica of Laduma's famous Maxhosa design.

Maxhosa's designs have been worn and acknowledged by many international stars such as Beyonce' and Swizz Beats.

a person wearing a neck tie: Maxhosa © Provided by Kagiso New Media Proprietary Limited Maxhosa Twitter
a group of people posing for the camera: Maxhosa © Provided by Kagiso New Media Proprietary Limited Maxhosa Instagram/@SwizzBeatz

After the news broke about the stolen signature design, Laduma confirmed that he was seeking legal advice from one of Africa's leading intellectual property law firms, Moore Attorneys, with regards to the issue at hand.

Many South Africans lambasted Zara for its alleged intellectual property theft and one of those South Africans include Buhle Mda who goes by her alter ego, Sis Getty.

Buhle went onto social media to express that she did not appreciate what Zara did to Laduma and his work and that they should not try to take from what he has worked hard for. 

"There are a lot of things I would like to address in life, and I don't want Bhuti [refering to Laduma] to say anything. But when we have our own South African treasures, can we please not have people bull sh** us. So I would like to address Zara, don't bull sh** this guy. Laduma is our treasure."

Main image credit: Twitter/@BuhleMda

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