A lot has been written by Independent Newspapers journalists of a few remarks that President Jacob Zuma made in Impendle, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, about promoting ubuntu and maintaining respect and high regard for other human beings and African culture.
City Press on Twitter
- Emalahleni owes Eskom R560m but spends R20m on bodyguards: http://t.co/2l6EMFyzyk 7 hours ago
- South African businesses count the cost of #xenophobia: http://t.co/0y5cJFF87t #StopTheHate 8 hours ago
- Faith Muthambi is spearheading what appears to be the ANC’s resuscitation of its media appeals tribunal regulation: http://t.co/4r0HRIpK5S 9 hours ago
- Struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada is the face of a new Robben Island virtual tour: http://t.co/Z0jJ6JM1wG 9 hours ago
- Woman in charge of SA’s multibillion-rand digital TV set-top box roll-out is embroiled in a qualifications-fraud row http://t.co/mb1UkJf7m9 9 hours ago
I’m busy working on Saturday’s babalaas when I get an SMS from a government spin doctor: “King Goodwill Zwelithini is going to talk about the xenophobia at KwaHlongwa near Maphumulo in a couple of hours’ time.”
Undoubtedly, many South Africans will share the views of Mathatha Tsedu, “Why are we failing as Africans?” (City Press, April 19 2015), in highlighting the self-hate that underlines the xenophobic attacks on other Africans.
South Africa was galvanised into saying #StopTheHate this past week.