xenophobic attacks going on in South Africa

By Akin Iyanda:

xenophobic attacks going on in South Africa:

Some parts of South Africa is burning.
The perennial attacks on vulnerable foreigners and foreign owned Businesses has started again.

The issues involved are deeper than xenophobia.

South Africa is the most unequal society in the world.

Sadly, they have working population which are not conditioned to compete in a free market economy.

The apartheid regime ensured that most of them had a defeated mentality and of course, they passed it on, to generations that came after them.

The ANC and Mandela made an error, they had wrong priorities, they should have enforced compulsory education and skills acquisition for South Africans to make them up to par, to be able to participate in the economy of their country.

The ANC concentrated on social welfare, free houses🏠, free money and freedom in so many ways without making the people the people to acquire skills to be fishermen than only fish eaters.

I remembered an incidence about 9 years ago, I was working in a rural town. The town had a junction with 2 South African owned grocery store and a Somalian run one. I needed a satchel over the counter antacid bc of my chronic ulcer, around midnight, i got a local who took me to go look for antacid to buy at that hour. The South African owned shops are closed,we dare not wake them up, you either get shot or insulted if you are lucky. But we were able to wake up the Somalian who gladly sold me a R5 stuff at that unholy hour.

So, of course I never bought anything expect from the Somalian. Then, Naturally the South African shops closed up and more Somalian shops open up in the small town, because the Somalian are always available to sell, they stock well and they don’t need to go to funeral or say they tired or sleeping, and of course they had a strong business discipline that’s lacking in South Africans, despite government aids to local.

Now, they will be in envy of the successful foreigners and vent their angers on the foreign nationals.

Nigerian criminal scums in South Africa are not making it easier to blame the Xenophobic attitude of some South Africans.

They are not only committing crimes but are very flamboyant and arrogant. They are mostly middlemen in the illegal narcotics trade in which had mostly influential locals as the kingpins but the unscrupulous Nigerian scums are made to be the face of drugs business.
We all know that these Nigerian scums are tarnishing our image all over the world, the way South Africans reacted to the excesses of the few Nigerian scums in ways different from other countries.

The South Africans are products of violent struggle that got them freedom from apartheid regime and we should not expect them to throw away their survival mode just like that!
Their country is undergoing a major economic pressure and the poor are getting frustrated and they are taking out on foreign businesses for now, some local businesses also suffered from the anger.

They have burnt some Nigerian owned Businesses, some lost over 50 second hand cars, but the Somalians, Parkistanis, Ethiopians have more losses than Nigerians in South Africa in the current looting spree.

Their police are technically incapacitated to put a stop to the looting, the police are outnumbered and they have restraints, if they responded with too much force against the local, they may lose their jobs.

They circulating video of burning person is not that of a Nigerian but a local armed robber in a mob justice in January.

Anyway, anyone that can afford not to come to South Africa may keep away and likewise if you are a Nigerian in South Africa and felt threatened should leave, because this issue will never end…By Akin Iyanda:

On the issue of the xenophobic attacks going on in South Africa

Some parts of South Africa is burning.
The perennial attacks on vulnerable foreigners and foreign owned Businesses has started again.

The issues involved are deeper than xenophobia.

South Africa is the most unequal society in the world.

Sadly, they have working population which are not conditioned to compete in a free market economy.

The apartheid regime ensured that most of them had a defeated mentality and of course, they passed it on, to generations that came after them.

The ANC and Mandela made an error, they had wrong priorities, they should have enforced compulsory education and skills acquisition for South Africans to make them up to par, to be able to participate in the economy of their country.

The ANC concentrated on social welfare, free houses🏠, free money and freedom in so many ways without making the people the people to acquire skills to be fishermen than only fish eaters.

I remembered an incidence about 9 years ago, I was working in a rural town. The town had a junction with 2 South African owned grocery store and a Somalian run one. I needed a satchel over the counter antacid bc of my chronic ulcer, around midnight, i got a local who took me to go look for antacid to buy at that hour. The South African owned shops are closed,we dare not wake them up, you either get shot or insulted if you are lucky. But we were able to wake up the Somalian who gladly sold me a R5 stuff at that unholy hour.

So, of course I never bought anything expect from the Somalian. Then, Naturally the South African shops closed up and more Somalian shops open up in the small town, because the Somalian are always available to sell, they stock well and they don’t need to go to funeral or say they tired or sleeping, and of course they had a strong business discipline that’s lacking in South Africans, despite government aids to local.

Now, they will be in envy of the successful foreigners and vent their angers on the foreign nationals.

Nigerian criminal scums in South Africa are not making it easier to blame the Xenophobic attitude of some South Africans.

They are not only committing crimes but are very flamboyant and arrogant. They are mostly middlemen in the illegal narcotics trade in which had mostly influential locals as the kingpins but the unscrupulous Nigerian scums are made to be the face of drugs business.
We all know that these Nigerian scums are tarnishing our image all over the world, the way South Africans reacted to the excesses of the few Nigerian scums in ways different from other countries.

The South Africans are products of violent struggle that got them freedom from apartheid regime and we should not expect them to throw away their survival mode just like that!
Their country is undergoing a major economic pressure and the poor are getting frustrated and they are taking out on foreign businesses for now, some local businesses also suffered from the anger.

They have burnt some Nigerian owned Businesses, some lost over 50 second hand cars, but the Somalians, Parkistanis, Ethiopians have more losses than Nigerians in South Africa in the current looting spree.

Their police are technically incapacitated to put a stop to the looting, the police are outnumbered and they have restraints, if they responded with too much force against the local, they may lose their jobs.

They circulating video of burning person is not that of a Nigerian but a local armed robber in a mob justice in January.

Anyway, anyone that can afford not to come to South Africa may keep away and likewise if you are a Nigerian in South Africa and felt threatened should leave, because this issue will never end…

6 thoughts on “xenophobic attacks going on in South Africa

      1. The problem with “free.” Always, it is just too expensive. To the soul and beyond. Michael I have but limited time and lots of my own to transcribe. I’m glad your name came up with some communications we shared with Yasmin “Yassy” Khan. I want to read the rest of “ZXenophobic attacks…” Been my continual observation bullies operate out of fear and self-loathing. And, yes, you are so right, not demanding the newly independent youth of South Africa stick to study and self- and country-improvement a major mistake, as is taking the path of socialism. Free Market has many flaws, especially when loved too closely by oligarchs of whatever branch but in a wide forest of economic ideals there exist many graftable opportunities for real growth, and not just as an economic construct but as a human individual and human society. Such (in my observations) is not the case in Nanny-Stateism.
        Again, Michael: I am glad our paths crossed. Meet you again at Yassy’s Place. J

        1. What an outstanding comment! Xenophobia is an attitude that is in the blood and is very hard to conquer except by the intervention of the Almighty. Anyway, We will keep on talking about about. Thank you so much Mr Richard!

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