Some people call it the country without a name, just a direction and location. It is the country furthest South on the African continent. It used to be known for its evil, they called it Apartheid; but I call it #APartHate?. It is a part of hate, directed at others. A system of hate, one hating another, did they realise that hating us is the same as hating themselves?
I love South Africa. It is the only place in Africa, where Africans can’t act African. Taught in another tongue; where your hair has to be explained, sometimes imported; where your name is not good enough; you need a Christian name! When we call him Rolihlahla, they call him Nelson, when we call him Bantu, they call him Steve, when we call him Mpilo, and they call him Desmond.
I love South Africa; it is part of the game, they come from the east to build us clinics, bridges and speed trains. All we have to do is stand and sing praise; otherwise you will get stuck in the deep plains. You travel 100 kilometres just to make enough to visit Checkers, you pay for the checkers, but you don’t own Checkers; is it a game of chess? Picking and paying just to get points! What’s the point?
I love South Africa because we shed light, maybe it is too heavy; that’s why it’s called load shedding. Is it to keep the melanin in the dark? Hell, they will need a flash in the night; just to share a picture! I love South Africa, they stopped to get water; they ended up with the land and some cattle. When they reached their spices; they came back for some gold. They built us some nice cities; now they think we owe them.
The land of milk and honey has become the land of bees and ants. South Africa is a land of opportunity, because with the right attitude; you can milk for money. We want the land, they want their Rand, so who do we trust? The one who came first or the one who came back? Funny how they took Mandela to Cape Town; and Biko to Pretoria: The royal to the empire and the commoner to the settler? The result was mind blowing: A Loyal Mandela and A dead Biko. I love South Africa because it does what no other can: Successful at Failing and Celebrating it!
We called it a rainbow, but the rain clouds are gathering and the sun is long gone. Grab your umbrella because it is about to rain on us; opportunity; equality and wealth. Grab the land and work it, No one deserves an explanation. You are you and you are free, I love South Africa and so should you!