South Africans fears for Tribalism After chasing away ‘illegal immigrants – Face of Malawi
Putting the issue of illegal foreign nationals aside in South Africa, the country is already divided by too many tribal regions. For example in the province of Limpopo there is Sekhukhune which is home for Pedi speaking people, then you have Giyani for Tsonga speakers and Venda for Venda people.
This kind of set up is also prevalent in most Townships across the country where there are sections named according to the South African tribes. Growing up in Daveyton I know of Basothong section which predominantly accommodated Sotho speaking people, EmaXhoseni for Xhosa speakers and at EmaShanganini for Tsonga speaking people.
At the moment in South Africa we have Operation Dudula movement which apparently wants South Africa’s poorest of the poor black majority to be prioritized in South Africa. Dudula claims that they want foreigner nationals to be regulated and those without papers to be deported which is apparently an international practice. Looking at it with that view only it is just simple and easy.
However there are people who fears that after chasing away illegal immigrants, it is going to be “tribalism o’clock.” The reality of the matter is that all this fights and protests against illegal immigrants are mostly caused by poverty and massive unemployment. What will happen when people are still struggling to find jobs after chasing away illegal immigrants?
There is a video making rounds on social media where a community member was complaining of a Police Station claiming it has hired most Venda and Tsonga speakers. What is wrong with Venda and Tsonga people working at a Police Station if they are compatible?
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