One of the striking features of current South African politics is the callousness that reigns, that harmful acts are perpetrated against some people while others remain unmoved. It is especially disquieting that some who once risked their lives or were tortured in order to lift the burden of apartheid off the shoulders of oppressed South Africans are amongst those who are indifferent. They were unmoved over Marikana and seem unmoved by the xenophobic attacks on foreign migrants, attacks occurring over the years. By RAYMOND SUTTNER.
“I’m not ashamed of saying this – one of the gifts that God gave this country was foreign nationals. They’ve enriched us and enabled us to break the walls between us and the rest of Africa. We are a supposedly Christian country, but you could not identify a more refined blasphemy than this… We are spitting in God’s face… Jesus Himself was a refugee in Africa.” – Bishop Paul Verryn, quoted by Richard Poplak
“Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same…
Source : Daily Maverick