Political relations are not fairly stable in Tbo Touch country, and he denies that

Political relations are not fairly stable in Tbo Touch country, and he denies that

Veteran radio personality and businessman Tbo Touch has again sparked fierce debate on social media after he cautioned against mistaking patriotism for xenophobia.

Political relations are not fairly stable in Tbo Touch country, and he denies that

The #PutSouthAfricaFirst movement has filled the TLs over a previous couple of months but has also come under criticism from some who believe their pro-South Africa stance makes them impatient of foreigners.

Touch weighed in on the talk in the week after Cathy Mohlahlana posted a video of individuals allegedly crossing the SA border illegally.

Touch said home affairs was “throwing toys everywhere the place on Bushiri once they know we’ve open borders”, claiming there have been “illegal immigrants in SA with no fingerprints, valid identity at all”.

While some agreed with Touch, others labeled him as xenophobic.

The star hit back, recounting a time when he and his pregnant wife were robbed at gunpoint, only to be told that always the criminals were untraceable.

“Those who say I’m xenophobic can all jump. I’ve been robbed at gunpoint with Thuli in her trimester, almost sustained a miscarriage, and for 3 years I used to be told by police forensic they need too many similar cases committed by untraceable foreign criminals.”

He moved to clarify his stance, telling his followers that simply because you’re patriotic doesn’t mean you’re xenophobic.

“Can we please not misinterpret xenophobia and patriotism. Being pro-South African doesn’t mean you’re xenophobic. Everybody must be pleased with their nationality! the very best office in society is citizenship,” he said on Twitter.

His comments drew mixed reactions from fans. Some applauded the star for “speaking out”, while others said his comments were dangerous and wondered if it had been a publicity stunt.

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