My dear fellow Africans, especially supporters of the ruling party.
It grieves me to read about the daily murder, bloodshed & corruption happening in South Africa. To be honest with you, I doubt that I am the only one who feels that fighting such scales of crime does not rate high in priority within the powers that rule this country.
At the end of the day, those who rule the roost in South Africa are not affected by such atrocities, and have grown accustomed to the daily pleads of the population to fight these crimes, which, unfortunately, have become a trait of this country.
However, may I sound a call of caution to the majority rule of this country. Your tenure in running South Africa is counted. Your children & grandchildren may yet reap the benefits of (Southern) Africa, but at some stage you will have a serious struggle against new powers which are slowly but surely migrating into Africa - the Chinese people.
I lived in Namibia for many years, and was shocked to recently learn (on my last vacation to the country) that there are now almost more Chinese people living there than there are white people. The level of Chinese population in Zambia & other African countries is a lot bigger. And growing fast.
I said many years ago that the Chinese have a 100 year plan for Africa. They need space for their massive population & need to find new streams of mineral resources to enrich the home nation. Africa is the perfect target.
Africa is not westernized and offering “just” money to develop China’s own projects within Africa is easy. At least for now. Here is the money, where may we start operating?
I was shocked to see the extent of the Chinese influence in Namibia, especially in poor quality housing and buildings, as well as cheap shops selling everything from faked designer clothing to generator sets which last one year at most.
This is clever thinking by the Chinese – cheaper building materials yield tender contracts. Add to that bringing in Chinese prisoners to work for free & your cost of sale is very low. The same goes for cheap shops in catering for the vast majority of poor black people.
Furthermore, once they do establish themselves within Africa, they will not tolerate the daily waves of crimes in SA. Hell, they won’t even tolerate petty crimes.
Dear ANC, I know that you are not the least bit bothered about your comrades from China coming in to Africa & pumping unheard of amounts of cash into the continent. Just be aware, for them it’s not about the money – it’s about the land, your land, our land.
PS – I would like to point out that I am not racially inclined against the Chinese people. I have visited China on two occasions & have thoroughly enjoyed my time in THEIR country. I am just deeply concerned for my grandchildren & their children who wish to live in Africa.