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Sho Madjozi Xenophobia Quotes [Bad, Dishonest, Inactive and Good leaders]

Xenophobia Quotes from Sho Madjozi

Sho Madjozi real name by Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif from Madjozi was born on May 9, 1992, in Shelly Village, Elim, Limpopo, the daughter of Rosemary Phaweni and Marc Wegerif who ran a non-governmental organisation which was made to assist people with their land claims. She Madjozi made her television appearance as one of the casts of Mzansi Magic drama telenovela Isithembiso. She played Tsakane Mboweni – character passionately involved in student politics – for the inaugural season.
  • December 14, 2018, released Madjozi's debut studio album (Limpopo Champions League)
  • June 1, 2019, Madjozi earned two wins at the 25th edition of South African Music Awards for Newcomer of the Year and for Best Female Album.
  • June 23, 2019, Madjozi received a BET Award for Best New International Act at the BET Awards 2019.
She went on Twitter to give a great lesson about how leaders need to deal with South African issues of xenophobia

4  Xenophobia Quotes from Sho Madjozi


1. Bad leaders

The reason we have bad leaders is that we want bad answers. We want people to say “foreign nationals are completely innocent” or to say “foreign nationals are completely responsible for crime”.


2. Dishonest leaders

We get dishonest leaders because we want things to be black and white and the truth very seldom is.


3. Good leaders

Good leaders would require us to be more nuanced. Good leaders would require us to understand that more than one thing can be true at once. And that some things can be partially true. Good leaders are not successful because we don’t want the nuanced, complex and multidemnisonal truth. It’s not neat and easy to consume or attack. 

4. Inactive leaders

This is why we either get inactive leaders or populists. Saying there’s a crime problem in the CBDs and that something needs to be done about it, is true.

South African men killed Uyinene and Leighandre

Even saying in some areas a lot of that crime is perpetrated by other Africans is true. But saying people are criminal BECAUSE they are foreign is Xenophobic. South African men killed Uyinene and Leighandre.


South African men rape and murder and steal..

But I think to deny that foreign nationals are responsible for a lot of the crime in certain areas fuels the anger of people who witness this daily. It makes them feel they have no choice but to act on it themselves. At the same time, allowing South Africans to believe that other Africans are responsible for most or all of the crime here is just false and also feeds into violence.


The violence of South African men

I grew up in SA, Tanzania and Senegal. Yes, I’m South African, but as a woman, I’m well aware of the violence of SAn men, as a Tsonga person I can relate to feelings of being othered in this country. Etc etc.


Say stop xenophobia

The truth is complicated. More than one thing can be true at once. But that’s not what we want. Right now you can’t say crime is rampant in the CBD without being called xenophobic and you can’t say stop xenophobia without seeming to condone that crime.  Good leaders would acknowledge the truth in what each side is saying and weed out the untruth. And everyone would feel heard. But we don’t have time for that. We want to hear that these people are bad and these other people are good. In the order we choose.


Africans from other countries

I'm just sad that Africans from other countries are mad at us. Law-abiding SAns don’t feel safe here either. No normal person can be happy that this is happening. Who is safe when violence erupts? 

Who wants to live in a city on fire?

You think a law-abiding Nigerian in Hillbrow or Yeoville is happy that there’s a crime there? You think he/she is fine with a crime there?

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