KwaZulu Natal Health MEC Dr. Sibongiseni Dhlomo says they will take the cause to ban skin lightening products to the minister of health.
Today hundreds of people, including health professionals, students and Department of Health officials marched to the Durban City Centre to raise awareness about the dangers of skin lightening.
Dhlomo says the society needs to join forces and speak out against skin bleaching.
Speaking to Nikiwe Bikitsha, standing in for Xolani Gwala on the Afternoon Drive show, Dhlomo says it is not only black and Indian women, but men are equally affected.
Yes you do need some of these creams for some of the issues in the skin, but you don't need every day or twice a day on your skin.— Sibongiseni Dhlomo, KZN Health MEC
We will fight, that is why part of our march we were saying we want to ban some of these creams. Some of them even come illegally.— Sibongiseni Dhlomo, KZN Health MEC
We will have to take this matter to the minister. He will know how to get this out.— Sibongiseni Dlhomo, KZN Health MEC
Listen to the full interview below...