We’re Coming HOME!!

This post was written by Antoinette Takis Stoltenkamp who is imminently returning back to South Africa from Europe. She wrote it on a JHB group and it’s gone viral as South Africans are clearly sensitive to the large number or people emigrating. It’s a beautiful reminder that South Africa sure ain’t perfect but it’s HOME and Antoinette has chosen to water the grass and make it greener in the place she loves most! It’s a heart warming read from someone who has emigrated but is coming back and there are many like her, but somehow good news doesn’t seem to get as much air time!!”

“INCOMING alert!! After more than two years abroad, we are coming HOME and I have never been more excited about anything in my life!

We left with the same narrative as so many other South Africans’… to give our children a better life, a more secure future… blah blah blah! Free education, safe streets, free healthcare, unlimited supply of electricity, no crime or corruption, great retirement opportunity, but OMG I CANNOT WAIT TO GET OUT OF HERE.

Never again will I ever take for granted the uniqueness, the vibrancy and the energy of our homeland.

Who needs electricity 24/7 when you have sunlight and energy literally emanating from the people.

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A Message To South African’s Living Abroad

Over the past few days I have received and read many notes of concern and sympathy for South Africa. Each of them is greatly appreciated. Thank you 🙏🇿🇦❤️

I have also seen many messages with “I told you so”, “thank heavens we left when we did” etc.

My note is to these people. The second grouping.

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The Truimph Of Good Over Evil

What Happened in South Africa In The Last Few Days Is The Greatest Thing In The History Of The Country

I would like to personally thank CR and his ANC government, the Police force, the Defenceless force, Malema, the Zuma supporters and the criminal looters!!

You have achieved what not even the great Nelson Mandela could achieve, and my heart sings with gladness today!

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A Warning From A Zimbabwean Living in SA

My fellow South Africans, do not be fooled, do not be used. We were once fooled in Zimbabwe and were made to loot farms, destroy our infrastructure, burn down industries and make our country ungovernable, all in the name of some selfish politicians and individuals who have nothing but their own interest at heart.

Yes we looted groceries that lasted us just a week or a month, and look at us now: we are now a basket case, while the children of those same politicians are dinning and whining abroad.

We burnt our factories and industries where our fathers and brothers worked. Now we are nothing but gardeners, waiters and vendors.

We looted productive farms and burnt down machinery that provided enough food, not just for us, but the entire region. Now we crossing borders just to get basic foods.

We were made to run around, singing and chanting politicians names day and night, while they were busy planning for their future.

We burnt each others homes, while the politicians built high walls around their mansions. Now we are renting shacks and back rooms in foreign countries.

We killed each other for no reason. We destroyed our own country, our future, in the name of old politicians who had achieved and lived their lives. Most of them are dead now, yet we remain with no future.

We are now a laughing stock. We are now labelled refugees, asylum seekers and many other painful names. We are scattered all over the world, separated from our families and loved ones.

The so called heroes who used us are nowhere to help us.

My fellow South Africans, learn from us.

I wish I could be given a platform to warn you how all this will end.

Don’t be fooled, don’t be used, tomorrow you’ll be left in the cold.

I am a telling you from experience, this will not end well.

 

Source: written by a Zimbabwean living now in South Africa, away from his family who is stuck in Zimbabwe and he sends what little money home he can every month.

What’s Really Happening In SA?

Dear friends,

Many of you outside of South Africa are wondering what is really going on. So here is a very simple outline. The thing is obviously far more complex and nuanced than can be set out in a brief note but this will give you some picture of what is really happening.

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SA’s Riots: Spreading The Message of Hope

And Now These Three Things Remain: “Faith, Hope and Love” 

During the recent unrest in Kwazulu Natal I decided to help protect my community by joining the security and patrol teams. I was joined by a young man who was equally willing to serve. The first time I saw him I actually thought he was there to beg for food. Please don’t judge my automatic assumption: he was not well dressed, had dread locks in his hair, his teeth were terrible and it all added up to what we normally see and assume is a homeless man or beggar.

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