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For two weeks, the walkway of the Waldorf Arcade has housed rows of makeshift bedding, screaming children and exhausted refugees begging the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to remove them from South Africa, GroundUp reported. "They are killing us, burning us alive, looting our shops," said Eke Lyke Chibuzor, a refugee from Nigeria, who has been in South Africa for the past six years. "Sometimes I feel like I'm a slave in this country. Our blood does not want to be spilled in the land of South Africa."
Today one spokesman apparently said they want a UN plane to come get them and take them to Europe.
originally posted by: Ksihkehe
a reply to: halfoldman
I think the response you see here is somewhat mirroring world response to SA.
They would rather ignore the problems than accept some very uncomfortable truths about how things in Zimbabwe and SA came to be.
originally posted by: halfoldman
On the other hand, I also have patience with these people (even if every tourist lost is a further blow to our death-spiraling economy). But it's death-spiraling anyway. That's just a side-show in SA.
Nevertheless, they are drawing attention to how bad things really are in South Africa, behind the fake leftist media misrepresentations.
And the fact that it's fellow sub-Saharan Africans (mainly, there might be few Bangladeshis and other Asians) who cannot be dismissed as "racist" or "historically advantaged", or whatever. It's a major embarrassment to the whole globalist narrative.
And a coterie of careerist Marxist academics, and thieving politicians want to coax them out of it with their usual unworkable ideological phrases.
Ha, but they're having none of it.
They know it's all lies.
No, they wanna go now!
Sorry to the business owners (I hope they're compensated), but a part of me hopes the protestors win and set a precedent.
And I'm sure many of these people are really, really desperate and terrified.
But so are a many locals groups.
I mean the xenophobic violence has been horrific since 2008 (not the only horror going on in SA, but I leave it there for this thread).