XENOPHOBIC ATTACK – AN EVIDENCE OF A FAILED AFRICAN SYSTEM

Gaps created in policies and its failure to explain to those at the down what it entails and what problem it’s solving is the problem.
There is a need to put in place deliberate measures that translate policy provisions into measurable actions.

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This is not the first xenophobic attack to happen in south Africa, neither is it the second. Discrimination against foreigners started in 1994 and recorded the highest threats, attacks and killings in 2008.

Record of xenophobic attack from 2006


Between 2000 and March 2008, at least 67 people died through xenophobic attacks. In May 2008, a series of attacks left 62 people dead; although 21 of those killed were South Africans.

Violence by Province/Region

Gauteng which includes Johanersburg the largest city in south Africa and the capital Pretoria record the highest violence attacks, followed by Western Cape and Kwazula-Natal where Durban https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durban is located. (ACMS report) The violence ranges from assult to destruction of lives and properties.

It is often stimulated by dispute with foreigners and migrants who are accused of taking jobs from the locals.

The country is said to have esperienced poor economic performance and recorded more than 27 percent of unemployment at the end of last year according to a report by BBC.

South Africans national statistic body estimated that, 3.6 million out of an overall population of 50 million are foreigners .

70% of the migrants are from Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Lesotho etc. 30% are from Namibia, Uk, Malawi, India, Nigeria and other countries.

The saddest thing is that, South Africa is said to be the the highest record of murder rate in the world.
A Pew Research (Read more here): https://www.pewresearch.org poll conducted in 2018 showed that, 62% of South Africans viewed immigrants as a burden on their society by taking their jobs and social benefits and that 61% of South Africans see immigrants to be more responsible for crime than other groups.

Maybe south Africans have forgotten how their fellow black men used their resources mearnt for their natives to provide a safe shelter for the freedon fighters during the apartheid rule and even allowed some of them to be educated here in Ghana without paying a penny.

Probably, they have forgotten they couldn’t win the fight against apartheid rule alone.

It could be that, south Africans have forgotten how Mandela fought for Pan Africanism and how he emphasized on the importance of coorperation between African states and liberation movement.

Is this what Africans and Mandela traded for?

NKRUMAH AND NEOCOLONIALISM

In Kwame Nkrumah’s book , “Class Struggle in Africa” published in 1970, page 66 reads,

“In neocolonialist states where there are immigrant workers, and where unemployment is high, the anger of workers is surreptitiously fomented and directed by the neocolonialist puppet regime not so much against its own reactionary policies as against the “alien” workers. It is they who are blamed for the scarcity of jobs, the shortage of houses, rising prices and so on”.

Read more on neocolonialism

Here:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neocolonialism

Was Nkrumah a prophet?

He knew that, a time will come when Africans will rise and fight one another due to globalisation which results in urbanization therefore his fight for Pan-Africanism.

THE SYSTEMS HAVE FAILED

I strongly condem the act but I can not completely blame them. Maybe you would have done the same if you were in their position but once again their actions are uncalled for and inhumane.

African leaders have failed to provide adequately for their people, because, Policies are made to favor a few and at the interest of political leaders.

When the policy will birth millions of dollars they will go for it at the expense of citizens need. Policy formulation are made using Top-Down approach; those the policies are made for are not actively involved in the decision making thereby making policies that averagely solves their problem.

Gaps created in policies and its failure to explain to those at the down what it entails and what issue it is solving is the problem.Therefore, there is a need to put in place deliberate measures that translate policy provisions into measurable actions.

Again, the youth, especially, must be involved in policy formulation so their ideas are collated and aggregated into policies that meets their need . If the youth are catered for and policies are made to favour them we wouldn’t witness what we are seeing today.

The way some African Leaders can talk err!!!

They know how to talk development but doing it is a bigger problem.

YOU HAVE FAILED THE COMMONERS OF AFRICANISM.

The citizens failed to see that, their enemies are not their fellow black men but those who prevent them from coming up (their leaders).

Scarcity of jobs and social amenities is as a result of poor leadership, nepotism, favouritism and Big man politics that exist in most African countries. You have failed us!!

Why are we still under developed and still being colonized after several years of Independence?

We cannot even think for ourselves not to talk of making decisions that meets the right needs.

I remember Dr Kwame Nkrumah said, “African countries are free forever”. What happened?

We keep retrogressing with the exception of countries such as Rwanda and others who are making concious effort to make their countries better.

Fellow black men, you failed to Blame those who proposed modernisation and westernization to be the measure for development knowing very well that once there is industrialization, urbanization and migration takes platce.

I’m taking about the very people who exploited and colonized us.

They come and establish all the industries in the cities causing rapid migration and chaos and pay pea nuts to the people they exploit.

The white man will give aid and grants with mind blowimg interest and conditions, smartly taking away everything that belongs to us.

Fellow South Africa’s you have failed to appreciate the commoners of our Africanism.

How can you forget the Ubuntu spirit ?

Mandela understood the ties that bind the human spirit. There is a word in South Africa – Ubuntu – that describes his greatest gift: his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by sharing ourselves with others, and caring for those around us”. (copied)

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE UBUNTU SPIRIT?

Leaders of our beloved continent, You have failed Kwame Nkrumah, Nelson Mandela, Julius Nyerere, Jomo kenyata and other great leaders who fought diligently to save our continent from bondage.

You have failed us!!

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