Like no freaking person ever.
So latest news is that Nigerians are being killed by South Africans.
I do not know how to say this. It is embarrassing.
My stats say that after Nigeria and the United States, South Africa accounts for a lot of views on this blog so guys, I just want to ask one question.
What exactly is the problem?
Why are we killing Nigerians? Let us talk now ooh! It can’t be because they are taking up space. I refuse to believe this rumour going round about how they are taking up the jobs and women meant for South Africans. Or is it the booze? They are drinking too much beer? Or no, wait, it’s the air! I should have known! Our noses are so big, we must be sucking up more than our fair share of air.
If it is the air, we are sorry. We apologize.
But if it is not the air, then are we serious??? All this talk of being one, su casa mi casa and Ubuntu, does it not apply to black people? Abi South Africans and Nigerians are not in this same Africa again?
I have to ask because I’m confused. I’m sad to say the least that this is happening. And it is not the first time.
If it was white versus black which we are always crying about, I would say ok. I would shudder and think to myself, well there is a physical difference between us even if it is only skin colour and hair texture. But black south African and Black Nigerian, Kílódé gan-an? Ó yà mí lẹ́nu seriously. I’m still shuddering ooh but this time, I can’t even talk. This is black on black crime!
Xenophobia is the strong fear of or aversion to strangers or foreigners. Ahhh, so we are now foreigners and strangers to ndi South Africa kwa? I am speechless. This isn’t even xenophobia. There are too many other nationalities in SA, not just Nigerians. So what is going on?
Trevor Noah (a fav, by the way) has spoken out about this ‘xenophobic’ nonsense, saying that we are not even responsible for 1%of the wealth in SA. 1%!
We are not taking over anybody’s economy.
Of course, what are we saying? Our own country values cows more than humans so the South Africans should go on. Kill some more of us. Don’t stop till you have found every last Nigerian and used them to make bobotie and boerewors. After all, we are not even talking about our Oga that can not fit us into his September itinerary. As a busy somebody, Oga will see what he can do about us next month, when his calendar will be a bit freer.
The fact that there is something to write about this whole situation? Shame on all of us. Shame.
As for the Nigerians who are paying back by looting shoprite and closing down MTN offices, I really wish we would find some way to not hurt our own people in the process. I have not lost anybody in this madness so God forbid I sit on my bed with all my family members intact or lost to old age and talk about the right way to lash out.
But please can we try to not hurt ourselves?
Stop this freaking madness!!!
It’s hate. Hating ourselves is just sick.