British boy band One Direction landed in South African on Thursday minus one member, Zayn Malik, who – to the horror of fans everywhere – quit the band last night. AAISHA DADI PATEL explains why teenage girls throughout the land are sobbing themselves to sleep tonight.
Aaisha is the Johannesburg-based senior reporter for The Daily Vox, having been a part of the team since its inception in 2014. She is currently completing her master’s degree in media studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her research and reporting interests include gender and representations of Muslim women in the media, although she’s covered everything from politics to polar bears.