AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Wizkid & More Condemn Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa

A continent divided.

"I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere 
Unless we share with each other/We gotta start makin' changes 
Learn to see me as a brother instead of two distant strangers…" - 2Pac.


There's a big war going on outside and no one is safe from it. Every now and then the dark face of Africa surfaces ...  a side that is predominantly fueled by ignorance, and it doesn't matter where it rears its ugly head from, it shames us all as black people.

Is Africa a fad? Do black people actually love each other and is this black love we speak of mostly pretense. What kind of demon possesses an individual to attack others with different orientation as you just because they choose to do business in your country and help their families. People migrate to different parts of the world for countless reasons and none of which includes wanting to be killed by a mob. 

Xenophobia in South Africa is a big problem and not enough is being done by the South African government to address it. Their silence on the subject is marginally suspicious and worrying.

If an elected government struggles to keep order in its land of governance then it should not be in power. 

On Sunday (Sep. 1) South Africans  mobsters took to the streets of Johannesburg to destroy over 50 shops belonging to migrants from other African countries, with Nigerians receiving most of the brunt. Cars and properties were torched and widespread looting ensued.  The events are barbaric, mind boggling and should not be championed no matter how informed you may believe your opinion on the subject is. 

"For me, it’s pure criminality, people looting and all that, and using that as xenophobia. But for now there is nothing that has sparked any form of conflict between South Africans and foreign nationals," Bheki Cele, South African Police Minister said.

“We dealing with criminality rather than xenophobia at the present moment,” he added.

As tensions around the xenophobic attacks continues to spread, Popular Nigerian and South Africa celebrities have all come out to condemn this wide show of shame.

Popular South African rapper, AKA wrote , "As the father of a little girl, I'm terrified to raise my baby in this country. "

"No African should live in fear of being attacked by their fellow brothers. I love my country but we need to make drastic changes. WE BLACK. WE BEEN THROUGH ENOUGH VIOLENCE AND HATE. ENOUGH!," Riky Rick tweeted.

Why most comentors advocate for peace, Nigeria rapper/singer YCee chose to incite hate, albeit with good intentions.. 

"I don’t rate South African men at this point ... and I’m not trying to create any form of animosity between us and them (that they don’t already feel against us) It is really sad that In 2019 Xenophobia is what we are still facing and discussing as a problem."

"There is this subtle dislike that a lot of them (If not all) feel towards Nigerians and no matter how hard they try to hide it .. it eventually jumps out - like when AKA had a full childish grown man tantrum when they lost to Nigeria in the nations cup."

Burna Boy struggled to keep his emotions in check.

UPDATE: South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa after much public outcry has finally spoken in condemnation of the attacks. 

"Attacks on businesses run by “foreign nationals is something totally unacceptable, something that we cannot allow to happen in South Africa,” Ramaphosa said.

“I want it to stop immediately,” said Ramaphosa, adding that there was “no justification” for the violence.

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