This week will surely sink in, and deeper into history, but more so into our hearts and minds. With our South African brethren holding high the Xenophobia flag, this disheartening feeling and mood holds much more.
Yes, message delivered dear South Africa. Message?, Yes, for in looting, lynching and raping of foreigners, South Africans are sending out a message that they are fed up of not owning what is ‘supposedly theirs’
South Africa is apparently hosting the 28th World Economic Forum On Africa, with this years focus onto inclusive Growth In The Fourth Industrial Revolution.
With over 1100 government officials from 100 countries in participation, we are hoping they’d first address the Xenophobia issue. Or they’ll rather dine, and toast to the blood filled atmosphere?!
Meanwhile the Xenophobia trail takes effect in the same space where the world morns Uyinene Mrwetyana, a young lady who after along time missing was found dead. She had been raped too. This goes on worldwide(even when most ladies/girls aren’t murdered).
What Africa do you want?
Dear South Africa, Nelson Mandela just fought against Apartheid, which similarly comprised of what your children are bragging with today(Bloodshed and discrimination). When he won the war of bringing freedom to the land, it didn’t imply that you should sleep, and wait(cause as you slept and gave birth to children, these have risen and been awakened to the hate seed). The many who haven’t been groomed rightfully now quench themselves to blood.
Am very disappointed in our African politicians, with each sitting back, and debating of whether to release a statement against this evil affair. We further learn more of who you are. Bloodshed knows no class or late passes!
The world has clearly heard Bongani Mkongi, South Africa’s Police Deputy Minister;
These attacks are deeply to pain South Africa as a violent state.
But again, basing on how fast-paced the world runs, ‘How will you claim not being employed when you are illiterate and under qualified?’ If they have raided a Shop, looted all products and burnt it, they will definitely return back to the same position (since looting doesn’t in any way place one into business, but send them into hiding).
And what the Nigerian government did for South Africa was beyond sheltering the late Madiba (Rip)
We all have space on this earth, but the opportunity one gets depends on his/her effort. Gone are the ancient ways of bush wars- of capturing land, property and slaves, for there is no more free lunch for anybody!
What South Africa faces is just a clue of what goes on with in African countries, and other greater states too, but never unearthed, so the world needs a remedy.
Many African countries have been to this day(even when they are building towards peace and prosperity) stained by the gruesome past, which were geared by selfishness of a few youth. This is not easy to recover from, and holds deeper repercussion.
For any matter, bloodshed shouldn’t be the solution, for it will forever haunt your generation.
Ubuntu, ubumuntu, Obuntu bulamu…