Here is a story from South Africa you didn’t hear in the Western media. Why? because it continues to destroy the myth of South Africa as the RAINBOW NATION and the multiculturalists (aka communists) don’t want you to know their little African experiment is failing.
On many previous occasions we have reported on the so-called “xenophobic” riots in which immigrants to South Africa were beaten and some killed by black South Africans basically trying to protect their livelihoods and families from the huge influx of other Africans flowing into “welcoming” South Africa. [Of course those same South African blacks are terrorizing and sometimes killing the whites too, but that isn’t my focus this morning.] By the way, one man’s xenophobia is another man’s ethnic nationalism or tribalism (aren’t we all tribal?).
Back to my story….
An important member of the Leftwing ruling party, the African National Congress, Maggie Maunye, asked basically, WHAT THE HELL ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH ALL THESE AFRICANS COMING IN HERE? She was forced to apologize but in the process we get a glimpse into a nation that foolishly enshrined in its Constitution that anyone was welcome and all rights (except voting) would be extended to anyone who manages to get into its borders.
From Sowetan Live (obviously this author is pretty ticked-off that Maggie Maunye would, through her politically incorrect words, demonstrate to the world that the old rainbow is imploding):
SOUTH Africa is known throughout the world as the rainbow nation.
This is so not only because of the colourful variety of people, cultures, religions and customs indigenous to South Africa alone, but also because of the openness with which we have welcomed many other foreign nationals, especially from other African countries such as Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and even as far away as Nigeria, the Congo and Somalia.
Since South Africa’s transition to full democracy in 1994, there has been a very large influx of especially African foreign nationals into the country, some of whom are seeking refuge from conflict, tyranny and-or persecution in their own countries.
Most, however, are simply trying to build a better life for themselves in Africa’s economic powerhouse. The presence of foreign refugees has, however, become a matter of national concern – particularly in the wake of recurrent xenophobic attacks.
The offending Maggie Maunye (see photo and credentials)
The critical comments on refuges that were recently made by ANC MP Maggie Maunye, chairperson of the Parliamentary portfolio committee of domestic affairs, require further analysis, even though she and the ANC have since apologised.
Maunye’s comments came just a day after two Somali men were brutally murdered in Delft on the Cape Flats, though the South African Police Service has stated officially that the motive for the crime is unknown.
Maunye, after visiting a refugee centre in Maitland, said she wondered “if there was anyone left in Somalia” and that she wondered “for how long is South Africa going to continue tolerating this influx of people”.
She continued: “In Spain one sees on television how they send refugees back and here we are told of human rights and laws … all types of excuses. Here we have people living in poverty, people who are unemployed. We have never enjoyed our freedom as South Africans”. [And it just isn’t fair—Mandela and the Leftists promised us a better life than when the whites ran the country!—ed]
Such statements can have an incendiary effect in the current climate of high unemployment and service delivery failure that pervades many communities.
Constitution says immigrants (legal or illegal) have rights! So suck it up Maggie!
Our courts have been very consistent in the view that the benefit of the so-called “universal rights” may be claimed by anyone within our national territory, irrespective of whether they are here legally or illegally, temporarily or permanently. These include Sections 10, 11 and 12 of the Constitution which entrench the rights to human dignity, life and freedom and security of the person.
Maggie spoke the truth, now we can all watch as South Africa (the former economic powerhouse) dies and hope that enough people in the West watch its death-throws and learn the lesson!
Addendum: It was only a few weeks ago that Michelle Obama traveled to the Rainbow Nation to pay homage to Nelson Mandela, here.