it was difficult to believe when the news started coming in to Nigeria here from the Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa.

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that black men and women were being killed in the Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa ??
by black men in the Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa ??

impossible.

we .. in Black, Negro-land Africa .. have had STEVE BIKO right there in the Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa.

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STEVE BIKO

we .. in Black, Negro-land Africa .. have had WINNIE MANDELA right there in the Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa .

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WINNIE MANDELA

we .. in Black, Negro-land Africa .. have had NELSON MANDELA right there in the Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa.

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we .. in Black, Negro-land Africa .. have had the AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS ( ANC ) right there in the Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa.

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impossible.

does this mean that the 27 years that NELSON MANDELA stayed at ROBBEN ISLAND were a waste ?
does this mean that the 27 years that NELSON MANDELA stayed at ROBBEN ISLAND were in vain ?

so, check that news item again.

it could be a racist, supremacist white propaganda expert promoting white, Aryan, racist supremacy agenda and related contrivances that has released that as fake news into the international news space.

so Nigerians went and checked that piece of news again.

this time, the news was even more staggering.

it wasn’t just that black men and women were being killed in the Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa ??
and being killed by black men in the Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa ??

it turned out that
black men and women from other Black African countries e.g
Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Ghana, Nigeria, etc
who were living and working in the Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa were being killed by black [.. not white .. not Indian .. ] citizens of the Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa right there in the rather just fairly recently freed from apartheid Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa.

this video was sourced from the internet and has the accompanying legend : Xenophobic violence in South Africa: there is ‘no brotherly love’ for foreigners. At least 10 people have been killed so far this month in a surge of attacks targeting foreign-owned businesses in and around South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg. But what is behind the wave of xenophobic attacks? Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub

and it wasn’t just killings alone.

there were lootings.
lootings of their places of business, residences, shops, offices, homes.

this video was sourced from the internet and has the accompanying legend : XENOPHOBIA – South Africa killing fellow Africans. Killing, Burning fellow Africans with Fire, Riots, looting & all sorts violence against foreigners in South Africa. South African rioters looted shops, barricaded roads with flaming tires and battled with police, as attacks on immigrants and foreign-owned businesses increase. Around 50 businesses were looted and damaged over the weekend. It’s the second outbreak of such violence in the country in the span of a week.

there were burnings.
burnings of their properties .. their residences .. their places of business .. their shops.
burnings of they themselves alive as reports came in that some of them were burnt to death alive.

this video was sourced from the internet and has the accompanying legend : It has been the most awful week for Nigerians living in South Africa, following fresh Xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg. Reprisal attacks have also caused mayhem in Nigeria and this episode of NTBB painfully analyzes it all.

there were beatings.
reports came in that they were brutally beaten.
and some of them were beaten to death.

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this photo of STEVE BIKO’s dead body was sourced from the internet

( so why do black people all over the world hold it against the then racist apartheid white Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa police for beating STEVE BIKO to death when now in post-apartheid Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa black men of the Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa citizenry are beating black folks from other black African countries to death right there in the SAME Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa ?? )

this video was sourced from the internet and has the accompanying legend – South Africa: Xenophobic attack captured on camera – BBC News

Nigerians wondered : what could possibly be the reason or reasons for these killings and burnings and beatings and lootings ?

all sorts of rumours and conspiracy theories were bandied as a response to that question.

for example,
there was something about a high rate of un-employment among the black Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa citizenry
and that this made them view black Africans from other black Africa countries as people who were taking their jobs

this video was sourced from the internet and has the accompanying legend : South Africa Xenophobia: ”Foreigners are taking our jobs’ – BBC News. Shops in South Africa have been attacked and looted in east Johannesburg in a series of xenophobic attacks.

and so they started looting their properties, shops, places of business, homes, etc
and so they started burning their properties, shops, places of business, homes, etc

this video was sourced from the internet and has the accompanying legend : Xenophobic violence in South Africa

and so they started beating them up .. and sometimes beating them to death.
and so they started killing them.

there was/is something about that explanation that just doesn’t sit right.

i mean, for example, in the United Kingdom for example,
..  the one Europe concept .. the Europe without borders concept ..
led to an influx of white Europeans from other European countries into Britain and these folks took up all sorts of jobs at rates far below which a white British person would accept them.
( ref : European Economic Community i.e EEC )
and there were no reports anywhere that white British citizens were going about burning white Europeans from other European countries to death or doing any of the other things that were seen done in the Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa.

and then there was the rumoured conspiracy theory.

this rumoured conspiracy theory was just like
the rumoured conspiracy theory rumour about the killings of ibos / igbos in Northern Nigeria in 1966/1967 preceding the Biafra War / Nigeria Civil War the only difference being now that the location is the Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa not Northern Nigeria.  

according to this rumoured conspiracy theory,
before all these black African people from other black, African countries came to live and work in the Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa there was a group / cabal of people that used to run things in RSA and dictate the distribution of .. and the rate, quantum and quantity of individual access to .. wealth, influence and priviledge in RSA.

according to this rumoured conspiracy theory,
when all these black African people from other black, African countries came to live and work in the Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa their presence affected the power structure and the way things were done as all these black African people from other black, African countries being from other places had no allegiance to the pre-existing black RSA power elite structure and were not in any way compelled to either pay obeisance to it or genuflect before it and therefore could not be forced into servititude? to it i.e forced into serving? under the previously existing black RSA power, wealth, priviledge and influence structure.

so, according to this rumoured conspiracy theory,
key members of the old power elite came together and looked at things.
and they concluded that in the emerging RSA they would be shoved into irrelevance if things continued they way they are going.

and that the only way out for them was to eliminate brutally, viciously, violently and publicly all these black African people from other black, African countries that came to live and work in the Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa and by so-doing thus further dis-courage any and all other black African people from other black, African countries from coming to live and work in Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa in the future .

and so, according to this rumoured conspiracy theory,
they stayed behind the scences and organised, co-ordinated, manipulated and effected the emergence and the carrying out of the lootings, beatings, burnings, killings, etc

whatever.

for members of the igbo/ibo tribe in Nigeria,
there was more staggering news

as it was rumoured that it was only igbo / ibo tribe Nigerians that were being harmed and that Yoruba tribe Nigerians, for example, were not being touched.

this again seemed to be reminiscent of the pattern of killings in Northern Nigeria where it seems that, by and large, it is generally the igbo / ibo tribe Nigerians and sometimes other South-East side of Nigeria Nigerians that are killed by Northern Nigerians in Northern Nigeria while Yoruba tribe Nigerians who are also from the same Southern Nigeria are hardly ever touched in these killings in Northern Nigeria.

so, a question for the igbo / ibo tribe became :
is there anything that the Yoruba tribe persons do or do not do when living in the places of persons that are not Yorubas that shield(s) them from negative stuff like beatings, killings, etc from these persons ? and can the Igbo / Ibo tribe identify what it is ? .. what they are ? .. and learn it .. learn them .. and copy it .. copy them ?

in all of these de-moralizing and soul-killing and spirit-killing depressing news, there was a flurry of posts of the internet ( whatsapp and all ) showing black South-Africa women speaking in support of and in defence of Nigeria men.

sometimes, you need to be down and out before you can really appreciate
the up-lift that it gives the spirit, the soul and the mind
to hear a person speak up for you and/or see a person of your side
when life and events are battering .. or have battered .. you.

Resego nm, many or virtually all of these video-clips may no longer may available on the internet no matter how good Google is. i say this from severally repeated experiences including the most recent one just a day or two ago or so of searching for the once viral Beyonce 2014 USA MTV VMAs performance and not being able to see good copy anywhere.

all the same, Resego ormaahleechar nm,
please say THANK YOU to all those beautiful SOUTH AFRICA WOMEN who spoke up for us when things turned bad for us out there in RSA.

this THANK you is a bit be-lated.
in my own personal instance, this is due to several reasons outside the realm of my personal control.

all the same, Resego Tshabadira nnkeh nm,
i guess, in an instance such as this one, it is better late than never.

so, Resego ormaahleechar nm, please say MANY THANKS to all those beautiful SOUTH AFRICA WOMEN who spoke up for us when the going turned bad for us out there in RSA.

Cheers !!!!!!!!!

By sam

Samuel Ojekwe is essentially just your basic everyday fellow that you see in your neighbourhood while you go about doing your stuff and who, like you, wishes and hopes that the world becomes a better place for all of us.

One thought on “SOMETIMES in the HEAT of THINGS, FOLKS OVERLOOK .. and sometimes OUTRIGHTLY FORGET and/or NEGLECT .. to say THANK YOU i.e to express appreciation to PERSONS who stood by them WHEN THINGS GOT ROUGH. in this regards, RESEGO TSHABADIRA NNMAAH NM, please say THANK YOU to all those BEAUTIFUL REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTHERN AFRICA LADIES who went to the internet ( whatsapp and all ) in DEFENCE of NIGERIAN MEN when NIGERIAN MEN were being BRUTALIZED and KILLED in the REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTHERN AFRICA”
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