Sunday, 15 May 2016

Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika

Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika,

God bless Africa. What has happened to our beautiful South Africa, people? Before we started hating each other after 1994, we were an united nation for a short while. The world looked up to us and wanted to be like us. Our leader Nelson Mandela leaded this country into the light again. We got saved and we all were given another chance. Today when I walk the streets as an 18 year old, I see hate and disregard for each other. I constantly wish that our leader could come help us, a broken nation. You see many things are wrong in our country, and we want to fix it, but in the process we start hating each other and destroying each other.

Yizwa imithandazo yethu,

Listen also to our prayers. I find it hard to see that we drown each other, we don’t love each other anymore. We have become so caught up in “justice” that we rob each other of our humanities every day. Here I am, drowning in my desire for a South Africa to be united against all odds, the South Africa Tata fought for. I realize that certain things must change, but is it really so wrong of me to just want South Africa to heal and heal all the people in it? Is it so selfish of me to just want to unite with my fellow South Africans and move forward to create a better future? We are the greatest nation on earth, we really are. It’s not okay for us to be as broken as we are now, people are negative and they are scared. People are suffering in this once prosperous country, and our remedy is hate and disregard. I cannot wrap my head around it. I refuse to.

Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo,

Lord bless us, we are the family of it (Africa). We are family people, we are the brothers and sisters of this African nation. South Africa is our home, we absolutely love it. Why can’t we love each other in the exact same way, children of Africa? When Africa gave birth to you, she looked at you and she was proud. You, the African child were always destined for greatness in your life and Africa promised you a prosperous life. You weren’t destined to hate your fellow South Africans, you were destined to love them against all odds. The bond with Africa we all have is stronger than any nation on earth, because we know our weakness and we know our strength. Even though you hate each other, Africa has never let you go, like a real mother she is keeping you safe and warm. Africa loves you and you love Africa, why can’t we love each other fellow African children?

Fedise dintwa le matshwenyeho,
se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa heso,

Save it, save our nation,

Stop wars and sufferings,

Africa wants us all to live in harmony and in peace, she is always watching and closely observing her African children. She admits that there is injustices of the past that must be corrected, but Africa does not like to see her children hating each other. Africa cries every day for her children, her heart is broken like a mother’s heart would be broken if her children hates each other.  Africa wants her children to join hands and step into the light once again, together and stronger than ever. We are the greatest nation on earth, and the bond we have with Africa, is what has the power to unite us like we have never been united before. No bond in the world is stronger than the bond we have with our mother Africa. 

Let us look at each other today and may we cry love tears, so we can heal together and pick up the pieces of our broken nation once again, and this time forever.

Love is the cure

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