The South and its existing persecutions and AKA support for them

The South and its existing persecutions and AKA support for them

 

The South and its existing persecutions and AKA support for them

Rapper AKA has vented his frustration about the alleged crackdown on anti-corruption protests in Zimbabwe, adding that too many South Africans are worried about the Black Lives Matter movement overseas to note the alleged injustice on their own doorstep.

According to AFP, reported by TimesLIVE, police cracked down on protests within the country on Friday, with award-winning novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga among those arrested.

Authorities have banned the demonstrations, which were persisted the second anniversary of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election, to deal with alleged state corruption and therefore the country’s collapsing economy.

AKA has always been outspoken on matters about the continent and took to Twitter on Sunday evening to send love and support to those struggling in Zimbabwe.

“Sending like to the legacy in Zimbabwe. I hope y’all good. I might say, ‘I’m praying for you’ but that’s a touch overdone. I’d rather just say you’re on my mind, and that I hope you’ll be victorious soon.”

The star went on to criticize South Africans who he claimed were too focused on the Black Lives Matter movement overseas to note the struggles of their neighbors.

“Imagine your fellow Africans are too busy focused on #BLM happening 15,000km away to worry about those exact same black lives nearby. Black is King my a**. Stay strong Zimbabwe,” he wrote.

The South and its existing persecutions and AKA support for them

He acknowledged that posting about things wasn’t ideal, but said that it had been a start and South Africans got to put pressure on our government to intervene.

“To be honest, the sole thing we as South Africans can do is put pressure on our own government to intervene. How one goes about doing that? I don’t know.

“The aftermath of a crisis in Zimbabwe may be a crisis for SA in some ways. Our own government should be watching it that way,” he said.

Musician Zakes Bantwini also involved unity within the fight against corruption on the continent.

“With such a lot against us already as black Africans, all we’ve is one another. Let’s not be against each other,” he wrote.

As the conversation dominated Twitter, topping the local trends list, Zakes hit back at a lover who claimed he only spoke out on matters outside of SA and ignored injustice within our own borders.
He acknowledged that posting about things wasn’t ideal, but said that it had been a start and South Africans got to put pressure on our government to intervene.

“To be honest, the sole thing we as South Africans can do is put pressure on our own government to intervene. How one goes about doing that? I don’t know.


“The aftermath of a crisis in Zimbabwe may be a crisis for SA in some ways. Our own government should be watching it that way,” he said.

Musician Zakes Bantwini also involved unity within the fight against corruption on the continent.

“With such a lot against us already as black Africans, all we’ve is one another. Let’s not be against each other,” he wrote.

As the conversation dominated Twitter, topping the local trends list, Zakes hit back at a lover who claimed he only spoke out on matters outside of SA and ignored injustice within our own borders.