Mayibuye is a very nice song sung mostly by the Black Consciousness movements of our struggle. It addresses the need to return Azania to its former glorious state of peace and harmony before colonial rule.
This is a song reminiscent of the cries of our people as they fought to dethrone white minority rule in South Africa, and for the last few weeks, the people of Bekkersdal, have sang this song with such vigor last seen in the 1990's. And so the question we must ask of our dear Government is: What must happen before Bekkersdal is returned to its place in the history of South Africa.
It is worth noting that the word: "Struggle" in South Africa is used as a noun rather than a verb, it is a name for a type of consciousness which infers that which we wish for, cannot come without any action, and the people have taken action. Because the ANC government refuses to be a people-centred governing party, instead choosing to enrich a few at the expense of the many.
We are at a cross roads in our national discourse. We have a president who seems to think, South Africa is an island, who seems to prevent problems but insists on only apologizing for he may have left undone or unsaid.
The mayor of Bekkersdal is the epitome of arrogance. She thinks so little for the people who she is supposed to serve. Her claim to fame is the words: "I found Bekkersdal like this, and I will leave it like this" and therein lies the problem, had she been born, bread and buttered in Bekkersdal, she would have never needed to find it anywhere or in any state, but would accept her own roots, as a bona fide whose heart beats to the rhythm of the people of our little town on the western edge of Soweto.
But as things stand, Nonkoliso seems unable and unwilling to lead, yet she wants to rule, perhaps until Jesus comes. But the people have some news for her :Your time is over, we don't want to see you again!
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