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Wednesday, 04 September 2019 16:45

Sanctions against South Africa – “Enough is Enough”

Written by Emeka Chiakwelu
Emeka Chiakwelu Emeka Chiakwelu

South Africa is losing her mind and status in the world as a responsible African nation. Therefore it is incumbent on conscientious members of the global community to bring this guttural nation to her senses. The killings of foreigners in South Africa are getting out of hands. These killings and xenophobic attacks cannot be tolerated any longer. The lives of African immigrants and visitors residing and visiting South Africa are now in peril. For some time, since the end of Apartheid government in South Africa, it seems that the country have lost her mind and have now taken her anger on foreigners in the country especially their African brothers and sisters.  They are attacking and killing Nigerians, Zimbabweans, Ghanaians, Mozambique and other Africans in their country.

Yes, “Enough is Enough.” It is beyond the pale and things are no longer at tease.

How can South Africans be this ungrateful and callous?  During the hefty weight of Apartheid government in South Africa that rested on the backs of Black majority, African nations especially Nigeria offered an unbending hands to lift up the heavy load of the racist minority White government. Nigeria utilized her status as a frontline state to wage a moral war against the evil apartheid government. Nigeria single-handedly hard-pressed South Africa as a pariah state on the global stage. Nigeria spent billions of hard currency dollars to liberate South Africa and to convince the rest of the world to defeat the racism and calamity of the apartheid government. Nigeria at one point boycotted Olympic Games for the sake of liberating South Africa. Nigeria government offered homes and residences to many Black South Africans in Nigeria.  She even offered scholarship to Black South African students to Nigerian universities even at the expense of their own people.

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At one point in time the famous and fatherly Nelson Mandela was residing in Enugu at the invitation of Nnamdi Azikiwe and Michael Okpara. Mandela temporarily escaped the evil system and   sought refuge and helping hand from Nigerian government.  Nigeria never shifted her focus on South Africa until the end of the evil minority government. How is South Africa repaying Nigeria? By burning down businesses of Nigerians and killing the citizens of Nigeria and Africans living in their country. Those people they are killing and destroying their businesses are poor masses seeking solace and live hood from the country.

Nigeria, Africa and world will not close their eyes and fold their hands while xenophobic attacks are raging her ugly heads. It is time to help the lazy government of South Africa to do her job of keeping and maintaining peace and tranquility in her space of control. Maybe South Africa needs sanctions against her so she will do the right thing.

Emeka  Chiakwelu, Principal Policy Strategist at AFRIPOL. His works have appeared in Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Forbes and many other important journals around the world. His writings have also been cited in many economic books, publications and many institutions of higher learning including Harvard Education and Oxford University. Africa Political & Economic Strategic Center (AFRIPOL) is foremost a public policy center whose fundamental objective is to broaden the parameters of public policy debates in Africa. To advocate, promote and encourage free enterprise, democracy, sustainable green environment, human rights, conflict resolutions, transparency and probity in Africa. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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