It’s time for all Africans to open their eyes and be proactive

2015-04-23 16:33

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Your people are hungry, hopeless and confused. While you’re languishing in your multimillion-rand mansion in Nkandla your people are living in shacks and makeshift houses that are falling down.

While you giggle, your people are crying from the pain of losing their loved ones because your administration sent the police to use live ammunition on the citizens who voted you in as their president. You have nice bank accounts to last you a thousand years while your people have no choice but to turn to crime to feed their families.

What’s worse is that now your people are killing and chasing down others, because their different dialect (languages) and culture makes them a threat to the jobs you promised them in your first term.

It is your second term, Mr President. When you spoke in Parliament during the state of the nation address you said South Africa had good stories to tell – as though you achieved the serious mandates you set during your campaign for election and re-election for your second term in office.

While you were singing your good story up there, here down on the ground the majority of your countrymen are languishing in deep pockets of poverty in townships and rural areas.

I say go outside and see that the smoke is from the same country you are in. Do something about it.

Why call it xenophobia when it is an attack directed at fellow Africans? Let us call it as it is: Afrophobia.

Mr President why allow visitors or is it permanent visitors (foreign nationals and Afronationals – South Africa is not unattached to Africa) to your house (country) full of your immediate and extended families (citizens) then only serve the interests of other visitors while neglecting your families and other groups of visitors to fight for leftovers?

Can you see that selective ideologies in the running of the country brings resentment and hate between your poor people and our Afronationals in the struggle for the good life that is enjoyed by only your immediate families, foreign nationals, the privileged and the ANC?

Mr President, when will you see that your administration and those around you giving you advice have failed their initial mandate to free their people economically?

One day our people will realise that political freedom is like buying a child a toy to shut him/her up from making noise until he/she starts to cry again because that toy has outlived its purpose, only to buy them another toy.

We want attention and to be taken care of properly. Mr President, if you are a good parent who takes care of his family, why is it hard to do so for your country?

Dear South Africans,

Oh my South Africans we are a disappointment to ourselves for becoming blind when we approach a ditch. I wonder how will we save ourselves from falling into it? Are we expecting a miracle to save us from the dangers of going towards a ditch with closed eyes?

Come on open your eyes and save yourselves. That is the best miracle you’ll ever have – to use your eyes and senses to navigate away from disaster. Which jobs are we fighting for, public or private? Who hired them Afronationals? The government or businesses?

Did we tell these businesses that we don’t approve of them hiring citizens of other countries? Did we demand these jobs? Did we demand that those we hired through our unions put our interests first and, without any compromise, to put pressure on the government to adhere to the sovereign protocols to prioritise its citizens at all costs?

Before we continue by accusing our good and hardworking Afronationals please let us answer these questions to redirect our anger to the real culprits – ourselves for not holding this country’s government to take the full responsibility of its failed policies and governance.

To our justice department, where is the justice when you let criminals go free even though the people have handed them over to the police through citizens’ arrests? So please, don’t arrest the community who hand down street justice to get rid of these reject human beings.

To the Afronationals who are here illegally,

Let’s talk about exploiting our poorly guarded borders and our corrupt law enforcement servicemen. You must remember every country has sovereign rules of engagement and like any visitor in another person’s house you will follow that person’s rules and regulations.

Please remember that you are visitors in South Africa. My brothers and sisters, taking an eye for an eye will leave one blind.

Consider that you are here because our African states have failed you.

Today you are called illegal immigrants because you ran away to free yourself from hunger and starvation. Why don’t you apply for proper papers to come into South Africa?

You see your illegal status has made you puppets to be employed illegally for wages that promote cheap labour.

My brothers do you see your criminal acquisitions of visas and citizenship has caused the country’s social service to cheat its citizens because they have to share that budget among you. Oh, I forgot. You are now legal citizens because you married our sisters and mothers who conspired with you because they need money to feed their families.

Are we (South Africa) a hub for criminality, or a criminal university, for syndicates who are using the poor to do their dirty work?

Surely it seems so, because Johannesburg has become an institution of crime.

Let us respect the sovereignty of our countries and eradicate these evil deeds from our shores so that we can enjoy Africa’s good life as it was in our ancient times.

Africa is for all the Africans – let’s not forget that.

Let us together find solutions, or like a pig we will bath ourselves in the mud thinking it will clean us.

To the African governments,

Stop pointing fingers at South Africa as if your countries are better run than ours, because if that was the case we wouldn’t have more than two million displaced Africans.

Your people/citizens our Afronational brothers and sisters don’t want to go back to their birth countries because there are no prospects like there are in South Africa.

All there is to our continent is war. We have allowed religions to manipulate and divide us. We have lost all our love, which was the core of ubuntu.

Stop the wars, corruption, intimidation and exploitation of your own people in your countries. Africa why are you still asleep? Your awakening means prosperity and good living for our people. Your awakening means no poverty and wars.

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