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But I digress. According to your bizarre logic, white people who stole land from our people must be left alone to own that land because when the ANC argues that land must be returned to our people your retort is: "Who is our people?"

So whites are our people and African refugees are not. Wow, Ntate Lekota, you are no different from Helen Zille, who called black people refugees in the Western Cape and glorified colonialism by seeing a silver lining in it.

What about redress - can you spell the word these days? What happened to your Black Consciousness, Ntate Lekota? Have you given up on the dream of land being restored to the African majority?

Dear Mosiuoa Lekota, I have heard your recent bizarre utterances with disgust and I know that, owing to your tinpot dictatorial tendencies, few around you would have called you to the side and told you the truth. Frankly, you are beginning to sound senile. Your latest embarrassing claim is that fellow Africans who come here for refuge - in the way that your comrades in the ANC sought refuge in other African countries at the height of apartheid - must be confined to refugee camps and kept away from South African society.What an anti-Black Consciousness view to articulate on the eve of Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday. Ntate Lekota, Madiba would be turning in his grave in shame over you. In your BC days, you would have given a sermon about how black people are the same regardless of their origin on this continent. You would have reminded those younger than you that the Freedom Charter says South Africa belongs to all those who live in it regardless of colour and creed. This is because ...

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