In the wake of the rise in xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the media and influencers have been sharing their thoughts and grief with the world.
Just in case you are not aware, some South Africans have been attacking other African foreign nationals, because they claim that they the citizens of South Africa are not getting better jobs in their own country. click here to how Nigerians retaliated this by burning down an MTN office and forcing Shoprite to shut down in one state.
Reacting to the xenophobic attacks is none other than Sarkodie’s wife, Tracy Sarkcess.
Tracy in a series of Twitter posts has shared her experience as a victim of xenophobia in South Africa;
I was in SA this year in March for 4 weeks and I never felt safe. I realised that whenever a black South African made me out not to be one of them, they would treat me differently & sometimes ask where I’m from. I remember one driver asking that same question & when I told him I was from Ghana, he told me I don’t look a Ghanaian/West African because I wasn’t very dark!!
And said your ppl are very dark ehh…I was so upset but I was also very scared because the way he was looking at me I actually thought he might want rape me
My point is this xenophobia thing is real in SA but it’s deeply rooted in the apartheid culture. To be honest, it still feels like apartheid there where the Black South Africans are very much afraid of the whites.
I don’t know what the solution is but I think it has to start with the re-education of Black South Africans. #SayNoToXenophobicAttacksshe wrote.
New videos hitting social media show a group of Nigerians line-up on the ground to be deported back to Nigeria. watch that video here.
We pray all of this comes to an end soon!! #SayNoToXenophobicAttacks #SAShutdown.
post by: thedistin.com.
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