OPINION: Xenophobic attacks in South Africa crippling continental unity

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- citizentv.co.ke | 3 months ago

The mistake of perceiving, perhaps like most of us, that South Africa being the land of some of the continent’s greatest freedom fighters like Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela would be welcoming enough and understanding of their struggles.

Mandela, who was commonly also known as Tata, spent twenty seven years incarcerated for reasons humane and just. His fight, as with those of many other freedom fighters like him, was for the betterment and equality of humanity, especially the recognition of men and women of colour; what is happening in the country he left behind right now would make him cringe.

Some of the recent crop of emerging leaders from South Africa, like Julius Malema, are on record advocating for a united African front.

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