What are your kids supposed to think? Why are you doing the same mistake that was done so many times before and which you had to suffer under so badly yourself? Xenophobia really is just another way of racism and the meaning of the latter you should know the best.
Everything started so nicely this month. Finally you got rid of the Rhodes-Statue, a constant reminder of British discrimination and the classification of humans in good and bad. You wanted the face of this horrible man to come down and together you fought for that. Together you, the Rainbow – Nation, fought for an overdue decolonisation, together you danced and sung. How many Zimbabweans were there with you? How many people from Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique? Everything seemed so nice, so rainbow – like.
A couple of days later hell breaks out above you, a hell called xenophobia. Now people are being killed just because they are from another country. Countries so close to yours, just a border away. Who made these borders? Wasn´t it men like Rhodes who you managed to derail a moment ago?
Aren´t you better then these men, more clever, more open, more proud? Aren´t you able to think above borders? Please remember the years you all fought together against the evil of these men. In which solidarity was so much more important. You are afraid of foreign domination, to many foreigners, not enough employment. You couldn´t sound more European. Decolonisation also means not to believe this nonsense, the nonsense of these stupid old men.
Dear Rainbow – Nation, please think of your kids. They should be raised in an Africa, in which borders and passports don´t matter. In an Africa you fought for together once upon a time.