LETTER: Africans have become their own worst enemies

2016-02-11 06:00

Sometimes our own leaders are our worst oppressors, especially here in Africa.

In the good old days someone would give up their last food and bed to a stranger if he was stranded in the area and looking for a place to sleep.

Pitifully, nowadays your neighbour can rob you and rape or even kill your daughter.

What saddens me most is that youngsters have the cheek to brag to their friends about the bad things they have done.

Our Black nation has over the years bordered on animalistic instincts when people savaged each other in townships or rural areas in Africa.

The murder rate among African communities is higher than among other nations of the world.

South African Black people injure, kill and bewitch each other for positions. In business, government officials and politicians ask for bribes before one can be awarded a tender. These leaders enrich themselves and their families by plundering the resources of the country, selling them to foreigners or by building funds offshore. We are tired of dictators who don’t care about us

Andile Nomdo Kuyasa

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