Mandela must be weeping over South Africa’s xenophobic attacks in his grave because the ideals he stood for and fought for are been defeated today. The legendary African, Nelson Mandela is a man that resonates peace, harmony and a fight for the freedom and liberation of South Africa. A symbol of forgiveness and love for country and others.
Today, the xenophobic attacks on Africans in South Africa by its citizens is not only barbaric, bad old fashioned and backward to say the least.
We call on the United Nations, Human Rights Organizations in South Africa and across the world, Leadership of the Africa Union, and all other stakeholders to add their voice to the call for South Africans to stop the unwarrented attacks on other nationals and black skinned foreigners.
Stop taking the law into your own hands. We call on the Police force in South Africa to act and ensure they protect foriegners from attacks by their citizens.
The whole world is in shock as to why our brothers in South Africa continue to attack foreign nationals in their country. We should not forget that the world has become a global village. There are nationals of South Africa enjoying the peace and hospitality of other nations. They are freely doing business in countries whose nationals are under attack.
Post Apartheid South Africa is not only disgracing today’s Africa but seems to be leaving in that pre-independence era with their own Africa brothers. We join the world to say a big No! to the xenophobic attacks on Africans,
South African is painting Africa black and the leadership of the country must bow their heads in shame. This is not the first time. They seem not to have done anything about this.
In a related development, the former president of Ghana John Dramani Mahama has also added his voice to the call to stop this inhuman act. On his Facebook page he wrote:
The xenophobic attacks on Africans in Alexandra, South Africa are condemnable and run absolutely contrary to all our efforts at continental integration.
Clearly, and as I have said in the past, the perpetrators of these gruesome attacks are ignorant of the continental solidarity that was required to defeat apartheid and give birth to the new South African nation.
Certainly the South African Government must take responsibility for these inhuman actions and implement urgent steps to prevent these attacks from recurring in the future.
He also in a tweet added that “The xenophobic attacks on Africans in Alexandra, South Africa are condemnable and run absolutely contrary to all our efforts at continental integration.”
Newsghana24.com beleives that Mandela must be weeping over South Africa’s xenophobic attacks on Africans. If we are doing this to ourselves, then Africa is moving backward in leaps and bounds.
We say no to xenophobic attacks on Africans. South Africa, Stop this!!!
Source: Wisdom Eli Kojo Hammond