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Siya Khumalo | #BeitbridgeBorder: What happens when we need Zimbabweans to return the favour?

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Zimbabweans queuing at the Beitbridge border post.
Zimbabweans queuing at the Beitbridge border post.
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Isn't the normalisation of black people literally queueing to death (when there's a border fence that's a mockery of taxpayers) an omen of South Africans' future as refugees? asks Siya Khumalo.

"So little done, so much to do."  These were the restless words of Cecil John Rhodes towards the end of a life dedicated to colonial expansion (Zimbabwe and Zambia were once named after him). Fortunately for him, many today are perpetuating his legacy, in deed even while denouncing it in word. 

This legacy can be viewed as the culmination of the Berlin Conference, where European powers carved up Africa without Africans' input on the continental makeover. Conference decisions impacted trade routes and commerce, causing much poverty and civil war.  

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