By: Sivuyile S. Sesi @756Writing
THE SPARK THAT RESULTED IN SO SAID RACIST TWEETS. They just cry freedom. Last year on the 31st December, Thursday reminded by Manchester United facebook page post about Sir Alex Ferguson’s birthday, that day on my facebook I posted “Irieness has costed my priorities and smart moves that I had no way to complain. Yoh crime doesn’t pay”. I started being a Manchester United Fan when he retired as a coach. By Monday, 4th of January 2016, starting the new week, which was the beginning of business for the year, places opening from holidays. Then still alive as Lucky Dube sang that “Crime doesn’t pay, education is the key”.
I guess then my posts became a spark because the Democratic Alliance leader Penny Sparrow likened KwaZulu Natal province beach goers to monkeys, that, that is how they are.Now you see the connection between Monday, key, monkey and man. Then the Standard Bank boss/ economist, Chris Hart also did his part on the whole circus on social media, also found to be about racism. How about those that work under him? Hart did well for resigning this week.
It took me to the end of 2015 #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall student protest, that here it goes again in 2016. And also that was the week for Angie Motshekga the Minister of Basic Education to announce the Matric 2015 results, the Western Cape had top pass rate and the Eastern Cape was the last in all provinces. Also with Independent Examination Board results already announced that weekend with 98.3% passrate. That was the week that set the standard and determines the future of South African young people, especially having to pass to further your studies to tertiary institutions. An issue that was still hard to solve in 2015 at our universities
This whole spark reminds me of the ganja struggle for success, how it has costed my priorities and smart moves, making me now broke.
I know I was suppose now to be painful but I am not complaining, they say inyembezi zam aziweli phantsi (my tears wont fall down), its nothing, things will workout. Jah will see me through.
As a spark I feel that something is being done about it, I see that from the things that are happening.
I talk expressing my self then something happens. Ayipheli into ndiyithetha( I make sense). For me I am loyal to our democracy here and else where. I call on all the people lets rise up to the occasion.
Ever since studying at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) I have been challenges by the monkey business or socialism making me to ask how social affiliation is measured, what is happening with that.Believe me I am humbled, I had studied at UWC, being around Bellville.
I think I know how Lucky Dube felt ever since 2007. With the national condition in 2005 to 2009. That also the years I lost my (grand) ma, may their soul Rest In Peace. On his song Lucky Dube said “you don’t have to know my political affiliation … or … my religious affiliation, give me Respect… I want to see respect”. That time I was still concerned for Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu as he was still UWC Chancellor to graduate me, on doctors order I dropped out. In that situation uLucky Dube ngumfeli wethu ( he is like our savior). That moment Bongi Dube came with an album that ” I don’t want to go around shaking hands with my enemies”, that “uyimbali”. Wyclif Jean also release a song that ‘Lucky Dube is a prophet’.
I wish we aligned with leaders like Helen Zille and Thabo Mbeki. They held themselves in positions with honour. Not what is happening now, the social networks going bananas in Mzansi or should I say that is RSA for you. Racist Econo- Political leadership indicating lack of moral. The Tutus to guide us are old, they have done their work universally, yet a lot still need to be done for us, more of by us to reach their levels and do more. A lot needs to be done.
Cliff was right when he said this monkey business was freedom of speech. He got fired for that as MNET Idols judge, and the court ruled on his favor and he got his job back. Focusing on racism waste everyones time with nothing to gain. Lets keep away from it. Lets set it out of our system.
The good leaders I mentioned in this writing their words and work still lives on, for those who still want to make a good progress to better life, that is still relevant.
South Africa is given respect internationally because of them. They have set the foundation, standard and conditioned us well.
We are free that means its up to each individual to do success for his life. Now its still the time lets not be distracted by negativity.
From the young age we need to take education seriously, its the process to success. It allows men and women to be independent. It is a key to true freedom, than succumbing to failures of racism.
Nobody thought me that, this written here is my own consciousness. Can I say I have a spiritual power
This nation was built on premises of goodness and peace. That’s the way we always prevail. For me I can say I see no racism in this but just working class foolishness. Clearly we want an open society, where everyone is free. And its true education that make us live a better life.Let us be beautiful like Mandela and Mbeki